Egg production worldwide has more than quadrupled in the past 50 years

Homer Simpson egg image is one of the latest colorful creations of photographer Dan Cretu, who has mastered playing with food.

Statistics About Eggs Around the World

Eggs have gotten some bad press over the last few decades, but today they’re more popular around the world than ever. The infographic below shows some interesting statistics. The numbers on global egg production came from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. As you can see, egg production worldwide has more than quadrupled in the past 50 years.

And we all know why eggs are so popular. They’re healthy and nutritious, and they’re one of the most versatile ingredients you could wish for. If you have fresh eggs on hand, you have a good start on a healthy home-cooked meal – whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Fried, scrambled, or used in a quiche, omelet, souffle, or frittata – eggs are always useful.

Take a look and see if there’s anything here you didn’t know.


Hopefully most of us have access to fresh, local, organically grown eggs through our own flocks, our neighbors’ flocks, or through a relationship with a local farmer. But if not, the explanation about labeling above may be of some help.

While the labels “Cage Free, Free Range, and Free Roaming” are enticing – they probably don’t mean what you think they mean. See:Unscrambling The Labels On Your Egg Carton

If you do have access to fresh local eggs, check out this article from Joe Urbach about several different methods to put up fresh eggs:

5 Easy Ways to Preserve Your Fresh Eggs.

And the nutrition information in this graphic might be useful for general planning purposes. If you want more detailed information about egg nutrition, or if you’re concerned about cholesterol, read this article: The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg; and Why You Should Eat Them.


Thanks to for the infographic. You can see the original posting here: Eggsposing Eggs.

There’s a lot to like about eggs.There are as many reasons as recipies. For consumers, part of the value proposition comes from a transparent supply chain. Those consumers understand the collective impact clean food and local agriculture has on public health, health services, education, opportunity and equity.