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What's In An Egg?

Are you fresh out of phosphorus? Have you zeroed your zinc? Then eat an egg! This funny shaped marvel of nature is stuffed full of goodness and if accompanied by toast and a glass of orange juice gives your body a big energy boost. You need the toast and orange juice because eggs do not contain any vitamin C or carbohydrates.

Sheila Jones's wonderful plate of interesting looking chicken eggs
Fit for Easter: a plate of lovely looking chicken eggs

Eggs contain all eight of the amino acids essential for a healthy body and the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamins B1, B2, A, D, E
  • Phosphorous
  • Sulfur
  • Potassium
  • Calcium (more if you eat the shell although this is not recommended)
  • Zinc
  • Triglycerides
  • Phospholipids
  • Lecithin
  • Choline

One egg also contains about 14% of an adult's recommended daily allowance of protein. In case you were wondering, the egg white contains about 15 calories and the yolk contains about 60 calories. The yolk contains some cholesterol so if you need to keep an eye on levels you should not eat more than one egg a day.

Have a look in the recipes section, there are some very tempting serving suggestions to tantalize your tastebuds.

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