Swiss eat a record number of eggs

Swiss eat a record number of eggs

Poached, fried or boiled? It seems that in Switzerland people like their eggs all ways. They ate 1.51 billion of them last year, a new record. Egg consumption was up by 1% in 2017, according to the Federal Office for Agriculture. “The rise in domestic egg consumption can be explained on the one hand by the 0.8% rise in the population. Also, per capita egg consumption rose slightly by 0.2% to around 177 eggs, the office said in a statement released just in time for Easter. + Find out what eggs tell us about the Swiss in this video However, it noted that neighbouring Germany’s (and Austria’s) per capita consumption was far beyond that of Switzerland’s at 235 eggs per person. Egg stats, scandal In all, 923 million eggs were produced in Switzerland, up by 1.8% over 2016. The number of organic eggs produced rose by 12%, to 158 million. They now have a market share of 17.2%. In addition, 7.6% more organic eggs were sold last year. Free-range eggs sales also saw a boost, up by 5.



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