- An excellent source of protein, B vitamins, Vitamins A and D, zinc, and iron.
- A Source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
- Yolks are high in cholesterol.
- A common cause of food allergy,
- A risk of salmonella if not fully cooked.
The egg is one of nature's best designs, provideing everything that a developing chick requires, Its protective shell is not only strong enough to support the mother hen's weigght as heat is transferred from her body to the chick. but also supplies all of the chick's dietary requirements of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
EGGS ARE A COMPLETE PROTIEN FOOD : Protein is composed of 20 different amino acids, Nine of these amino acids cannot be made by the body. These nine are consudered essential amino acids and must come from food. Foods tht contain all nine essential amino acids are called "complete protein foods".
STORING EGGS : Keep eggs in the main part of the refrigeratior, which is cooler than the shelves on the inside of the door, Store the pointed end of the egg down, so that the yolk remains centered in the shell away from the air pocker t the larger end. Leave eggs in their orgginal dated carton to keep track of when you bought them. Refriggerted eggs can be kept safely for up to 3 weeks..