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What are eggs?

Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savory. Egg recipes are extremely versatile, are quick cooking and are a particular favourite for breakfast recipes.

Eggs are used both as an ingredient and a main dish, eggs are a food product produced by poultry. Though there are many types of eggs available for food preparation (duck, goose, quail, turkey, ostrich), hen, or chicken eggs, are the most commonly eaten.

Eggs can be pickled, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, scrambled, fried and more. 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.

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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.

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.

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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 that arguably taste better!

Legends about eggs have abounded throughout the eons. Early Phoenicians thought that a primeval egg split open to form heaven and earth; Egyptians believed that their god Ptah created the egg from the sun and the moon; and American Indians thought that the Great Spirit burst forth from a giant golden egg to create the world.

Nutrition

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.

Where found

Eggs are usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Eggs are a member of the Dairy and Egg Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do eggs weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup (4.86 large eggs) 243 grams
1 extra large 56 grams
1 jumbo 63 grams
1 large 50 grams
1 medium 44 grams
1 small 38 grams

Dairy and Egg Products

In Chinese:鸡蛋
British (UK) term:
en français:œufs
en español:huevos

Recipes using eggs

There are 14807 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Quickand Easy Fudgey Brownies

Quickand Easy Fudgey Brownies

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Quickand Easy Fudgey Brownies

Pigs in a Blanket Reuben

Pigs in a Blanket Reuben

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These Reuben-inspired Pigs in a Blanket feature grown-up flavors of sauerkraut and Swiss cheese with a crispy topping wrapped in a warm, soft dinner roll blanket.

Mini-Hot dog buns - Sliders

Mini-Hot dog buns - Sliders

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Cocktail sausage/frankfurter sized buns for making mini hot dog sliders. You can't find mini-buns in stores so make them from scratch at home.

Fried Leeks with Tarragon

Fried Leeks with Tarragon

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An elegant and sophisticated appetizer that will impress your dinner guests and is ready in just 20 minutes. The leeks are trimmed, steamed, battered, and fried to a beautiful golden brown. The addition of tarragon and parsley adds a subtle yet delicious flavor to the dish. The result is a crispy and flavorful appetizer or side dish that is certain to wow your guests.

Very P-Nutty Muffins

Very P-Nutty Muffins

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P-Nutty Muffins recipe

Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes

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Potato Pancakes recipe

Eggs Florentine Ham & Cheese Cups

Eggs Florentine Ham & Cheese Cups

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These Eggs Florentine Cheese Cups are a satisfying, savory breakfast treat that combines the richness of cheddar and cottage cheese with the hearty flavors of spinach and ham. Freeze and reheat for a quick breakfast during the week.

Goat Cheese & Zucchini Omelet for Two

Goat Cheese & Zucchini Omelet for Two

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Eggs & zucchini creamily enveloped by warm and creamy tangy goat cheese and sweet caramelized onion mixture. When you've got zucchini overload and aren't sure what to do, this is my go-to recipe that feeds the need.

Jello Any-Fruit Cake

Jello Any-Fruit Cake

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A soft cake bottom, with a fruit filled middle topped with a tantalizing cinnamon topping. Learning how to make Jello fruit cake that use any fruit you have on hand including summery rhubarb with strawberry gelatin.

Delicious Thanksging Pumpkin Pie

Delicious Thanksging Pumpkin Pie

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Delicious Thanksging Pumpkin Pie recipe

Scrambled Eggs with Lox and Cream Cheese

Scrambled Eggs with Lox & Cream Cheese

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A low-carb version of Lox (smoked salmon) and cream cheese that uses scrambled eggs to replace the classic bagel. Rich, creamy, and delicious, it is perfect for celebrating National Cream Cheese and Lox Day or anytime for an impressive Brunch or breakfast offering.

Eggs Baked in Peppers

Eggs Baked in Peppers

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Eggs, simply baked in sweet red bell pepper served with tomato sauce. Just 3 ingredients create a delightfully creative breakfast or brunch that even kids like.

Easy Skillet Apple Pancakes

Easy Skillet Apple Pancakes

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An easy single skillet apple pancake recipe.

Tom's Favourite Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Tom's Favourite Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Tom's Favourite Chocolate Chip Pancakes recipe

Acapulco Baked Eggs

Acapulco Baked Eggs

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Learn how to make easy Baked Eggs with simple ingredients on hand. Fluffy eggs that puff up in the oven, topped with cheese and a bit of texture from green peppers optionally garnished with tomatoes, make for a welcome breakfast changeup.

Homemade Fish shaped Appetizer

Homemade Fish shaped Appetizer

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Tasty and nutritious appetizer for a kids party.

Artichoke Hearts and Fried Egg Crostini

Artichoke Hearts & Fried Egg Crostini

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Spread some pizza sauce over a few slices of toast, arrange a few marinated artichoke hearts and half fried egg over each toast. Drizzle a bit hot sauce on top. A quick, easy and tasty crostini is ready within 10 minutes.

Cinnamon Brownies

Cinnamon Brownies

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Cinnamon Brownies recipe

Homemade Birthday Gift for Kids

Homemade Birthday Gift for Kids

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Birthday are always happening year round.There are many items that you can give as gifts.But homemade gift is very special.It is tasty and nutritious gift for a kids party.

Banana Nut Bread (Quick Bread Mix)

Banana Nut Bread (Quick Bread Mix)

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Banana Nut Bread Using Quick Bread Mix recipe

Homemade Noodles Snack

Homemade Noodles Snack

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Tasty and yummy snack.This recipe for the kids or adults.

Frosted Fudge Brownies

Frosted Fudge Brownies

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Frosted Fudge Brownies recipe

Frosted Fudge Brownies

Frosted Fudge Brownies

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Frosted Fudge Brownies recipe

Almost Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Almost Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

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Almost Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes recipe

Peanut Butter Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Peanut Butter Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting recipe

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