Eggs - Free Range (One Dozen)
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Free Range Eggs - One Dozen
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Eggs are a good source of essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorous, zinc and iodine. When it comes to calories, a medium sized egg has about 75-76 kcal.
The most commonly eaten eggs are that of chicken. Eggs of other birds such as duck, quail and turkey are similar in their nutritional value to eggs of chicken, with the prominent different being that the eggs of these birds have higher mineral content as well as higher cholesterol content as compared to chicken eggs.
Eggs are rich in vitamin B, especially vitamin b12, vitamin A, D, E and K. It should be noted that very few food items that contain vitamin D, egg being one of them.
An egg is composed of about 11% proteins. Further it contains all the amino acids necessary for body metabolism. This makes eggs an essential part of the diet of those who wish to increase weight and build muscles. Most of the proteins are concentrated in the white part of the egg, known as albumin (albumen) or egg white.
There are two essential parts of an egg; the albumen or the white part and the yolk or the yellow part. The yolk is suspended in the albumin and contains about 80% of the calories and almost all fats present in the egg. It contains vitamin D, E and K and minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorous. The egg albumen mostly contains water and proteins.
The nutritional value of eggs makes it good for immunity, strong vision, treatment of macular degeneration, cataract treatment, skin care, nervous system, strong bones, and blood formation. Recent research has also shown that consuming eggs does not lead to increase in serum cholesterol levels.