Australians are urged to get cracking and boil-up a googy to mark World Egg Day.
Egg Farmers of Australia chief executive officer Melinda Hashimoto said the term ‘googy-egg’ was strange and uniquely Aussie.
“The English and Scottish have a similar word – ‘goggie’ – as a child’s term for egg,” Ms Hashimoto said.
“But Aussie kids hijacked the word to make their own googy-egg.”
“Aussie egg farmers encourage every cobber in the country to get cracking and boil-up a googy-egg on World Egg Day this Friday, October 13.”
Australia’s commercial farmers produce 6.3 billion eggs a year to satisfy the nation’s growing appetite for eggs – most of which come from family-run farms.
This year’s World Egg Day theme is ‘Eggs for a better life’.
“It’s a day to salute both our hard-working Aussie egg farmers and the incredible power of eggs that support not only human health but the health of our planet,” Ms Hashimoto said.
“Many people may not realise that eggs have a very low carbon footprint and are one of the most environmentally sustainable and affordable proteins you can eat.
“Our Aussie egg farmers are already leading the way in implementing many new technologies that will further reduce their carbon footprint and benefit the planet.”
Queensland remains Australia’s largest egg producing state, with 35 percent of the nation’s commercial laying flock, followed by NSW at 30 percent and Victoria at 19 percent.
“Healthwise, eggs contain 6g of protein and 13 essential nutrients – including vitamin A, vitamin B-12 and selenium, which help to keep your immune system healthy,” Ms Hashimoto said.