On the occasion of World Egg Day, Sassoon General Hospital in Pune distributed 7,000 eggs on Friday. The intention behind this is to help raise awareness on the benefits of eggs and the important role it play in our diet and nutrition.
This year, October 13, is being celebrated as World Egg Day to highlight its role in providing nourishment and sustenance to people around the world.
Along with protein, eggs also contain Vitamin D, B6, B12, selenium; and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper. It nutritional value is also high.
Dr Ajay Chandanwale, dean of Sassoon Hospital and B J Medical College said, “Eggs have a very high nutritional value and it is easy on digestion if you compare it with milk or any other non-vegetarian food. Everyone should include it in their diet.”
The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) says that Maharashtra needs 180 eggs, per person per day, but only 45 are made available. Pregnant and lactating women along with children need a regular supply of eggs. But experts say that there is still a demand and supply gap in India.
“We have been trying our best to give nutritious food to the patients that are admitted here. The government should take some measures to ensure that eggs are made available according to the demand,” said Dr Chandanwale.