Eggs

Eggs

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The incredible, edible egg is a staple to start off the day as a breakfast favorite. However, there is no need to reserve this culinary delight and nutritonal powerhouse just to the morning.

Nutritional Benefits

  • Eggs have the highest quality protein of any food source.
    • Egg protein is usually referred to as the reference standard for food protein,  scoring 100% on the High Biological Value Scale.
    • Gram per gram, they are one of the most economical sources of protein as well.
  • They are one of the best sources of dietary choline, which promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body as well as helping the brain function optimally.
  • Besides choline, they contain a host of nutrients from choline to fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.
    • They are a very good source of selenium, biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, molybdenum and iodine. Additionally, they are a good source of vitamin B5, protein, phosphorus, vitamin D and vitamin A.
  • Many Americans have shied away from eggs – despite their taste, value, convenience and nutrition – for fear of dietary cholesterol. However, recent research has demonstrated that healthy adults can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease.

Best Ways to Use

  • Hard-boiled eggs are fun to eat and easy to pack for on-the-go lunches.
  • Mix chopped up hard-boiled eggs with fresh lemon juice and olive oil, leeks and dill (and salt and pepper to taste) to make a healthy egg salad.
  • Place a poached egg on top of a whole grain English muffin lined with steamed spinach. Top with salsa or any of your favorite seasonings and enjoy.
  • Say olé to the day with a huevos ranchero breakfast. Add chili peppers to scrambled eggs and serve with black beans and corn tortillas.