CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From Hawaiian pineapples to Rhode Island johnnycakes to Huckleberry Pancakes from Montana, every state has an ingredient or food that evokes state pride. Consumers have just 10 days to visit the Eggland's Best (EB) website (www.egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe) to put their state pride to good use, by entering an original recipe that pairs Eggland's Best eggs with a locally-sourced ingredient or food from the state where they reside.
"We've received some amazing recipes so far, and Americans have done an outstanding job combining their favorite state foods with EB eggs," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "It's truly telling that Eggland's Best eggs can help enhance both the taste and nutrition of recipes ranging from breakfast to dinner to dessert."
With four different recipe categories to choose from- Breakfast/Brunch, Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert- and $10,000 on the line, consumers have until April 29th to submit original recipes using at least two whole Eggland's Best eggs and a local ingredient or food from the state where they reside.
The highest scoring recipe in each state will be deemed "Best in State" and will be organized into five regions- Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West. Then Eggland's Best will turn to America to help select the five "Best in Region" recipes. The recipes selected by America and a panel of EB judges as "Best in Region" will then be revealed on the Eggland's Best website for one final round of voting, where consumers will help select the recipe that deserves they feel deserves the title "America's Best Recipe!"
The Grand Prize winner will receive $10,000 and a year supply of Eggland's Best eggs. "Best in Region" winners will receive $1,000 and a year supply of Eggland's Best eggs and "Best in State" winners will receive an Eggland's Best prize pack which will include a month supply of Eggland's Best eggs.
Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer and have 25 percent less saturated fat, 10 times more vitamin E, and five times more vitamin D. Eggland's Best feeds their hens a proprietary all-vegetarian diet 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://egglandsbest.com/americasbestrecipe.
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 five times more Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times more 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 2016 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, 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.
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