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Oct 8, 2020

70 Million Eggs Consumed Last Year

Friday is World Egg Day and while you might think that it is insignificant the Belize Poultry Association believes otherwise. According to its data, last year Belizeans consumed more than seventy million eggs, that’s about one hundred and seventy eggs a person consumes every year. This year World Egg Day is being celebrated under the theme “eat your egg today and everyday”. Manager of the Belize Poultry Association Armando Cowo says the theme emphasizes the importance of eggs in our daily nutrition and encourages people to include egg in their daily diet. 


Armando Cowo

Armando Cowo, Manager, Belize Poultry Association

“We have data that shows for example last year we had roughly seventy million eggs being consumed in the country and that amount of eggs, let me give you the per capita, seventy three million eggs being produced last year giving us a per capita average one hundred and seventy nine eggs per person in Belize for the year. In 2018 our per capita consumption was at two hundred so our production was a little bit lower last year and therefore we kind of ate less eggs. If you remember in 2018 there was an excess eggs in the market  so the companies kind of trim back production and therefore we end up back to one seventy nine.  We are trying to promote the usefulness, the beneficial the nutritional value of eggs in the country, help people eat more eggs. For whatever reasons some people shun eggs. And some people don’t. Some people like it. Eggs should be eaten daily. It should be part of your daily diet either in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening. Whatever time you might take in enjoying your eggs. You should have at least once a day because of its high protein value.”

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