Eggs are loaded with nutrients and can be considered as a "Superfood". Here are a few benefits of eggs that have been confirmed by studies:
- They are very nutritious! A single boiled egg contains:Vitamin A, B5, B12, B2, B6, D, E and B2, as well as, Folate, Phosphorus, Selenium, Calcium and Zinc.
- Eggs raise the HDL (the good cholesterol), and even though they are high in Cholesterol, eating eggs does not have adverse effects on Cholesterol in the blood for the majority of people.
- Eggs contain Choline, a nutrient that is used to build cell membranes and has a role in producing signalling molecules in the brain.
- Eggs contain all the essential amino acids in the right ratios
How to know the origin and the quality of an egg?
Just look at the first number of the code printed on the egg:
"0": egg certified organic from hens grown outdoors
"1": egg from hens grown outdoors but non-organic
"2": egg from hens grown inside, they never go outdoors and live in a shed with a thousand other hens, non-organic.
"3": egg from hens that live in battery cages (small cages stacked on top of each other), have clipped wings and beaks to prevent harm and cannibalism. They are kept in dark covered spaces and have no exposure to sunlight or exercise.