Where we use eggs

Eggs are used in loads of products including sauces, cakes and pasta.

Egg consumption in Australia is on the rise. According to the egg industry, whether they're boiled, fried or scrambled, Aussies are eating more and more eggs - an average of 4.1 eggs per week.

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Eggs in Australia are everywhere! Sixty per cent of all eggs produced are sold as whole eggs in Australia's supermarkets for use at home. Eggs from hens who live their life in a cage still make up around 51%* of these eggs sold in supermarkets.

The remaining 40% of Australia's eggs are used in food service and manufacturing as either whole egg, liquid and or powdered egg. These are found in a variety of our everyday foods such as pasta, biscuits, cakes and mayonnaise. It's sad to know that cage eggs still make up almost all of the eggs used in these products.

The fact that we're eating more eggs each year is even more reason to put the hen before the egg. It is the choices you make as a consumer that will help get hens out of cages. So next time you're at your supermarket buying eggs or products containing eggs, or if you are at your local cafe for weekend brunch, ask for cage-free eggs.

* Source: AECL 2012