Welcome to the The Incredible Edible Egg™ Eggcyclopedia, where you can access the latest egg information from A-Z. The Eggcyclopedia was developed by the American Egg Board (AEB) on behalf of America's egg farmers who are committed to caring for their hens and producing high-quality eggs for you and your families.

Just click on any letter below to bring up a list of egg terms and their related definitions.


MyPlate is part of a larger communications initiative based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices. MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting. For a balanced diet that includes all the food groups in good proportions, you can find recommendations based on your age, gender and activity level at


Eggs are included in the Protein Foods Group. One egg equals one ounce of lean meat, poultry, fish or seafood. (Three egg yolks = 1 ounce, 3 egg whites = 2 ounces).