It’s World Egg Day People!!! And Funtuna has something to say… Listen up!!
What can you do to lower the risk of heart disease, lower the risk of breast cancer and the risk of age related eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration, while at the same time reduce muscle loss and promote healthy growth and aging? The answer is incredibly simple, and completely natural; just eat eggs.
We are regularly told how important it is to eat a balanced diet; we need protein and plenty of vitamins and nutrients. Fruit, vegetables and meat naturally spring to mind, and combined can provide all these, but one food contains them all – eggs.
Eggs are an excellent source of high quality protein, rich in amino acids, calcium, sodium, iodine, selenium, choline and vitamins A, B, D & E; described by nutritionists, as a large vitamin pill – a mineral cocktail, they contain all the essential vitamins and minerals required for a healthy diet.
Eggs are packed full of goodness; from vitamin A, which is needed for the healthy development of the body’s cells, helping to maintain healthy skin and eye tissue and assisting in night vision, vitamin B12, which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, important for the immune system to function properly, and helps protect against heart disease, right through to choline, vital for nerves and muscles to function correctly, and proven to lower the risk of heart disease, prevent age related memory loss and reduce the risk of breast cancer by as much as 40%. Eggs really are a large vitamin pill, in 100% natural packaging.
Health organisations around the world are actively encouraging people to eat more eggs to ensure that they benefit from nature’s natural vitamin pill. The Australian Heart Foundation recommends that people eat six eggs a week. In Canada eggs carry the country’s health check mark, and the Irish Heart Foundation has coined the phrase, an egg a day is ok.
Funtuna® eggs is proudly a part of the global celebrations that are in place for the 20th anniversary of World Egg Day on the 9th of October 2015. The concept of ‘World Egg Day’ was created by the International Egg Commission (IEC) in order to promote nature’s vitamin pill, the egg.
Nigeria is one of seven countries in Africa that celebrate world egg day and Funtuna® eggs is the Ambassador for the IEC in Nigeria. Every second Friday in October is seen as an opportunity to make sure that everyone knows what we at Funtuna® already know, that eggs are an excellent and affordable source of high quality protein, with the potential to feed the world. Around the world this day is celebrated in the form of omelet cooking competitions, donation of egg recipe booklets, boiled egg donation, radio and T.V advertisements, round table discussions etc.
Eggs – Nature’s Vitamin Pills
|Iron||Iron is necessary for carrying oxygen throughout the body, and helping to produce energy. Iron helps prevent anemia.|
|Vitamin A||Vitamin A is needed for the healthy development of cells; it helps maintain healthy skin and eye tissue and assists in night vision. Vitamin A also increases the immune system.|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||Riboflavin keeps skin and eyes healthy.|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||B5 is important for the body’s metabolism, for releasing energy from food and for mental performance.|
|Vitamin B12||Vitamin B12 is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. It is important for the immune system to function properly, and helps protect against heart disease.|
|Vitamin D||Vitamin D is necessary for healthy bones and teeth; it is essential for the absorption of calcium in the body. Vitamin D also helps to protect against some cancers and auto-immune diseases.|
|Vitamin E||Vitamin E helps to maintain our reproductive system, nerves and muscles. It helps to maintain good health and prevent disease|
|Folate||Folate is necessary for the development and maintenance of new cells. It helps protect against serious birth defects and is therefore especially important for pregnant women.|
|Protein||Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle, organs, skin, hair and other body tissues. It is needed to produce hormones, enzymes and antibodies.|
|Selenium||Selenium helps prevent the breakdown of body tissues; it protects the DNA, proteins and fats in cells against damage. Selenium is important for a healthy immune system and functioning thyroid gland.|
|Lutein & Zeaxanthin||As well as helping to maintain good vision, Lutein & Zeaxanthin can help reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.|
|Choline||Choline is vital for nerves and muscles to function correctly and also helps brain development and memory functioning.|
|Iodine||Iodine is needed for producing the thyroid hormones and is vital for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland.|
It is estimated that across the world, one billion people are currently underfed and undernourished. During the next 40 years, the population is expected to increase by another 3 billion people; how can the world produce sufficient food to feed everybody?
At the same time, in many developing countries, people are becoming more affluent, moving away from poverty, and are therefore able to afford more food and demand more animal protein. Globally, we have limited resources, yet we need to produce more food. The challenge therefore becomes even greater; how do we produce more, from less?
Eggs provide the solution
Feeding the hungry and the egg industry
Eggs are sustainable, affordable and highly nutritious, with the benefit of a low carbon footprint, and more affordable than beef and pork – eggs have the power to feed the world.
The egg industry donates over 50 million eggs every year to food banks, aid projects, charities and community projects, helping to feed the underfed and undernourished.
Making high quality food available to the hungry is a priority for egg business around the world. As well as donating eggs, organisations work with developing countries to help them establish their own sustainable egg supply. For example, a group of American egg farmers have set up an egg production facility in Mozambique; Mozambique Fresh Eggs provides a profitable, sustainable food supply for the region. The project has created work and food for local people, and profits from the new business are being used to build schools, and educate the community.
Introducing the Funtuna® QUAD PACK
After being the first to introduce the concept of branded and packaged eggs to the Nigerian food industry, Funtuna® has released yet again another “First”. Funtuna® is pleased to introduce the QUAD PACK. As its name suggests, it is a convenient pack of four eggs for the low volume egg purchasers. It appeals to individuals who cannot afford to buy the full 12 or 30 pack eggs or to those that would not be able to consume the full quantity of eggs within their viable shelf life and will not stand for wastage.
This product has added value and appeal to the purchase and consumption of eggs at even low quantities in a more secured and convenient presentation. It serves to replace the buying of eggs in cellophane bags commonly known as ‘Nylon bags’ which don’t offer the needed protection and convinence of handling and storage. The QUAD PACK offers all of this including an option to CUSTOMIZE and GIFT during special occasions and celebrations such as weddings, birthday, annual seasonal celebrations (easter, Eid el kabir, Christmas etc).
Spread the good news about eggs and also about the Funtuna® QUAD PACK eggs. Improve your lifestyle, stand out from the crowd, maximize nature’s available and affordable option. Eat eggs!
Lets get cracking