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Brought to You By … Eggs

By / Aug 1, 2014 (Getty RF)

In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including eggs.

American Egg Board: It takes a hen 24 to 26 hours to produce one egg, and the average hen lays anywhere from 250 to 300 eggs a year, according to the American Egg Board. The industry group estimates that the United States produces about 75 billion eggs a year, and China—the world’s largest egg producer—contributes about 390 billion a year.

American Bakers Association: Eggs are essential in many baked goods. They’re the glue that holds your cakes, cookies, and custards together. Plus, they add flavor and thickness to many sweet treats and bread products. If you don’t believe us, just ask a member of the American Bakers Association, which advocates on behalf of more than 700 baking facilities and company suppliers.

Association of American Diners: Scrambled, over easy, fried, sunny side up—there are so many ways to eat an egg. One hundred if you believe the myth that equates the number of pleats in a chef’s hat with the number of ways you can cook up an egg. But eggs cooked in the most familiar ways tend to be served up on America’s breakfast plates, which we’re pretty sure a member of the Association of American Diners can vouch for.

Katie Bascuas

Katie Bascuas is associate editor of Associations Now. More »

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