Egg Consumption IncreasesAccording to the American Egg Board, the egg industry has added nearly four eggs per person per year. The estimated consumption of eggs was estimated at 257.9 eggs per person in 2014. Consumers are more positive about eggs than they were five to 10 years ago.
Part of the increase in popularity is due to the amount of protein in eggs. One large egg contains more than six grams of protein. As cereal consumption has decreased, eggs are becoming more popular for breakfast. Dietary cholesterol in eggs – 186 milligrams in one large egg is not a key contributor to cholesterol levels.While the price of eggs have increased in recent years, the cost of other sources of protein also have increased significantly which makes eggs a good value at the grocery store.