CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eggland's Best (EB), the nation's #1 selling egg, is looking for the best original egg recipe with the launch of their 2016 "America's Best Recipe" Contest. For the first time ever, Eggland's Best is inviting EB-enthusiasts to submit recipes featuring EB eggs combined with their favorite state-inspired ingredients.
Whether your Eggs Benedict gets a boost from Louisiana Crawfish or a perfect Georgia Peach makes your Peach Custard Pie even better, you have until April 29 to submit your original recipes on the EB website (www.egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe). With four meal categories to choose from, and countless local fruits, meats and vegetables across the country – the opportunities are endless!
"It's no secret that Eggland's Best eggs are loved throughout our great nation due to our superior freshness, nutrition, and taste," says Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "We are excited to see how unique, local ingredients and culinary traditions can elevate our great product in delicious recipes."
Recipes will be judged based on taste, creativity, and the inspiration behind the local recipe ingredients. After state winners are selected, Eggland's Best will call on all Americans to help narrow down the "Best in State" recipes to five "Best in Region" winners.
The "Best in Region" recipes will be revealed on the Eggland's Best website where EB fans will have the chance to vote for America's Best Recipe! The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs, and "Best in Region" winners will receive $1,000 each. State winners will also receive prizes from Eggland's Best.
Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat, four times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E, and three times more vitamin B12. This is due to EB's proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil, and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E.
For official contest rules and to submit your original recipes, visit http://www.egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe.
"When Eggland's Best announced their last recipe contest, I could not have been more thrilled," says Lidia Haddadian, winner of the 2014 Eggland's Best Recipe Contest. "I use EB eggs in all my recipes since an EB egg turns a good recipe into a great one. I encourage all Eggland's Best fans to turn on their creativity and enter this contest!"
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have four times the Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times the Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the 2015 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice Awards, and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, Women's Choice and many others.
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
SOURCE Eggland’s Best