Egg Nutrition Center Blog

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ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

Fat Soluble Bioactives in Egg Yolk Show Anti-Inflammatory Potential

Is the unique combination of vitamins, carotenoids and phospholipids in egg yolks inflammatory protective? Eggs are an example of a food that is naturally health promoting, despite containing a moderate amount of saturated fat, due to a combination of balancing bioactive components in the yolk. Researchers at Ohio State University were interested in understanding various components of egg yolk with...

Eggs Improve Carotenoid Value of Raw Vegetables

Mixed Egg SaladEggs offer potential to improve the nutritive value of a salad, in more than one way. Egg yolk is among the few commonly consumed foods containing the carotenoid lutein and its stereoisomer zeaxanthin. Spinach and other dark leafy greens may have a higher content per serving, but lutein/zeaxanthin is absorbed and utilized better from egg yolk [Chung, 2004]. Researchers at...

Why Adding Omega-3’s To Egg Ingredients Might Be A Good Idea.

Consumers worldwide might benefit from foods made using egg ingredients enhanced by adding nutrients. Jose Miranda and colleagues summarized evidence suggesting that egg-derived ingredients, like pasteurized liquid eggs, offer potential to improve the balance of nutrients in diets of both developing and developed countries (Miranda, 2015). Eggs were noted for offering a “modest calorie source…, a protein of excellent quality,...

Sustainability is gaining definition with transparency on trend and nutrition emerging.

Transparency about sustainable practices is enabled by scanning technologies allowing consumers access to product information at the point of sale. Consumer’s desire for transparency in food labeling was a major theme at the 2015 Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco.  This meeting is part of a continuing series of international summits focusing on issues in the food industry concerning sustainability and eco-labels,...