Eggs

Detailed information about the ingredient eggs. Eggs is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

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Description

Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savory. Eggs can be pickled, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, scrambled, fried and refrigerated. They can also be eaten raw, though this is not recommended for people who may be especially susceptible to salmonella, such as the elderly, the infirm, or pregnant women.

In addition, the protein in raw eggs is only 51% bio-available, whereas that of a cooked egg is nearer 91% bio-available, meaning the protein of cooked eggs is nearly twice as absorbable as the protein from raw eggs. As an ingredient, egg yolks are an important emulsifier in the kitchen, and the proteins in egg white allow it to form foams and aerated dishes.

Soft-boiled quail eggs, with potato galettes

The egg white, contains protein but little or no fat. It can be used in cooking separately from the yolk, and can be aerated or whipped to a light, fluffy consistency. Beaten egg whites are used in desserts such as meringues and mousse.

Ground egg shells are sometimes used as a food additive to deliver calcium.

Every part of an egg is edible, although the eggshell is generally discarded.

Although the age of the egg and the conditions of its storage have a greater influence, the bird's diet does affect the flavor of the egg. For example, when a brown-egg chicken breed eats rapeseed or soy meals, its intestinal microbes metabolize them into fishy-smelling triethylamine, which ends up in the egg. The unpredictable diet of free-range hens will produce unpredictable eggs.

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Nutrition

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (4.86 large eggs) (243g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 347Calories from Fat 217
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 24.2g 37%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 1027mg 343%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 1.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1.9
Protein 30.6g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 13% Iron 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

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