Egg – A Wonder Food

Today the eggs are being recognized for their outstanding nutritional qualities. Very few foods, like mother’s milk, offer the complete array of nutrition vital for life. Besides a bulk bag of essential vitamins minerals and other nutrients, the buzz surrounding the egg is the purported benefit of protein. These are the proteins of the highest quality one can buy. On the evaluation scale nutritionists peg the egg protein at the highest point, 100 and it serves as the standard reference for assessing the protein quality of other foods. Eggs are ideal for those who are calorie conscious. A medium egg weighs about 60 grams, provides 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat that yields an energy equivalent of 75 calories, which corresponds to about 4 % of our average energy requirement.

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