Eggs demystified as stakeholders celebrate world egg day

Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF) ; Victor Oppong Adjei

Various stakeholders in the poultry industry have resolved never to relax until daily egg consumption becomes demystified and accepted by all in Ghana.

At this year’s world Egg Day Celebration in Kumasi on Friday, various stakeholders including poultry farmers, egg sellers, feed producers, and Non-governmental Organizations marched in some selected parts of the city to drive home the importance of egg consumption to human health.

At a durbar held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium later that day, various speakers took turns to make a case for egg consumption, stressing the nutritional benefits and their essence to human health.

National Chairman of the Poultry Farmers’ Association; Mr. Victor Oppong Adjei told’s Bernard Buachi in an interview that egg consumption has been demonized in Ghana over the years. He says the time has come to demystify eggs and promote their consumption.

He explained that the celebration of the World Egg Day and other egg awareness events have helped increase egg consumption in Ghana. He however concedes that there is still a lot to be done.

Many in Ghana avoid eggs because it causes them to release foul smelling gas which they find embarrassing especially in public. Different ethnic groups also have negative believes about eggs especially feeding children with eggs.

Some people also hold fears that eating eggs raise their cholesterol levels. Science however asserts that eggs rather increase high-density lipoproteins (HDL) which is also referred to as good cholesterol.

Research holds that eating several eggs daily is good for human health. Egg consumption is good for brain development in children and provides great nutritional value for both children and adults.

This year’s World Egg Day Celebration was on the theme; “Eat your egg today, and everyday”

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