Nutrients In Eggs
Eggs are a nutrient goldmine!
One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, all for 70 calories.
While egg whites contain some of the eggs’ high-quality protein, riboflavin and selenium, the majority of an egg’s nutrient package is found in the yolk. Nutrients such as:
- Vitamin D, critical for bone health and immune function. Eggs are one of the only foods that naturally contain vitamin D.
- Choline, essential for normal functioning of all cells, but particularly important during pregnancy to support healthy brain development of the fetus.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that are believed to reduce the risk of developing cataracts and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a disease that develops with age.
In a recent article, Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, highlighted the many reasons why they believe raising chickens can be a solution to poverty and malnutrition in developing countries,
Continue reading “Bill Gates Underscores the Benefits of Chickens and Eggs to Help Solve Poverty”
May is a perfect month to celebrate the arrival of spring, mothers, and the Incredible Egg!
Continue reading “Celebrate National Egg Month!”
The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is proud to highlight the 14 ENC-supported presentations at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference. The research was funded by ENC’s annual research grant program provided by America’s Egg Farmers through the USDA and the American Egg Board.
Access the complete list of all of the research that will be presented here.