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By Isabelle Banin
As Easter approaches, families are gathering to transform cartons of pasty white eggs into colorful oval masterpieces. Have you ever wondered how this tradition began? The answer goes back thousands of years.
Between 65,000 and 55,000 years ago, inhabitants of South Africa began engraving geometric patterns into ostrich eggs. Historians believe these patterns were symbolic and connected to the individual owner.
Eggs have also traditionally represented new life and rebirth, a well-known example being the Easter egg. Historians believe Christians first added decorated eggs to Easter celebrations during the13th Century.
Luckily for egg lovers, eggs are a rich source of vitamins, protein and other nutrients. They also have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Try this healthy Crustless Gluten-Free Quiche recipe if you want to add eggs into your diet.
Clearly eggs are interesting, but how often do you hear people chatting about them? We have compiled our favorite egg facts, so you’ll be prepared for your next egg-centric conversation.
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