Eggs

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Eggs are super foods that are very common in our diets and they are consumed all over the world. Rich in protein and fat and with low calorie content, eggs are easily digested and are used to prepare savoury and sweet dishes.

Egg composition

Eggs have three different parts: the yolk which contains the most proteins, lipids and minerals; the egg white, which is mostly made of water, and the shell which covers the first two components and can be brown, white or with dark spots. Regardless of the shell’s colour, the nutritional components of the egg remain the same.

Culinary uses of eggs

You can eat eggs fried, in tortillas, scrambled, cooked, boiled or baked. You can have eggs in salads or pizzas because of its versatility. You can have it in sauces, pastries, pancakes or crepes or other types of pastries. The possibilities are endless.

Before making a recipe with eggs, it’s important to know if you have any kind of intolerance or if you can eat them on a vegan diet or not.

Eggs can be cooked in different ways and therefore they need different cooking times. You can check out the different cooking times with the cooking time calculator.

Eggs: nutrition facts

Eggs are a type of food categorized among food. One portion of Eggs (considering as a portion 1 large, meaning more or less 50 grams of Eggs) contains around 72 calories.

When compared to other food, Eggs have less caloriess than the average of food, as they contain 143 calories per 100 grams, while other foods like the Eggs have much more calories.

Recipes with Eggs

You can use Eggs as an ingredient for the next recipes:

Eggs as natural remedy

Eggs can be used as a natural remedy to treat the next diseases:

Eggs nutritional facts

1 serving (50 gr.) 100 gr.
Calories72 kcal143 kcal
Lipids4.76 g9.51 g
Saturated Fat1.563 g3.126 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.956 g1.911 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.829 g3.658 g
Protein6.28 g12.56 g
Carbohydrate0.36 g0.72 g
Sugars0.18 g0.37 g
Fiber-- g-- g
Cholesterol186 mg372 mg
Minerals
Calcium28 mg56 mg
Iron0.88 mg1.75 mg
Sodio71 mg142 mg
Potassium69 mg138 mg
Magnesium6 mg12 mg
Phosphorus99 mg198 mg
Zinc0.64 mg1.29 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A270 IU540 IU
Vitamin C0.0 mg0 mg
Vitamin D1.0 µg2 µg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.020 mg0.04 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.228 mg0.457 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.038 mg0.075 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid )0.766 mg1.533 mg
Vitamin B60.085 mg0.17 mg
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)0.44 µg0.89 µg
Vitamin E0.52 mg1.05 mg
Vitamin K0.2 µg0.3 µg
Choline146.9 mg293.8 mg
Arginine0.410 g0.82 g
Tyrosine0.250 g0.499 g
Folic Acid24 µg47 µg
Beta Carotene0 µg0 µg
Water38.08 g76.15 g
Caffeine0 mg0 mg

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