Did you know? A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.
There was a time when eggs were demonised as unhelathy cholestrol monsters!
Well, fortunately these days they are recognised as an excellent source of quality protein.
They are one of the most nutrient dense foods we can consume. Loaded also with iron, zinc, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B6 and D. To get all these goodies you will need to eat the yolks as the majority of the nutrients are in there.
What Is It Good For?
An Antioxidant Boost - Yolks help protect eyes from loss of vision, and help prevent cancer and heart disease
Bones - Vitamin D and phosphorus are necessary for healthy bones and teeth.
Brain Food - Helps improve memory and boosts general mental performance.
Metabolic Balance - Helps lower blood pressure
Weight Loss - Known for being filling, eggs are great if you are trying to lose weight as they fill you up and don't contain many carbs so they don't spike your blood sugar.
How Do I Get The Best From It?
Free-range and Organic - They contain more vitamin A, omega-3 fats and vitamin E and less saturated fats.
Easy On The Heat - As eggs lose nutritional value when cooked, try light methods of cooking, such as poaching or soft-boiling.
How Do I Use It?
A Simple Protein Meal - Add poached or soft boiled eggs to salads for a healthy protein-enriched meal
Try Quail's, Duck's or Goose Eggs - In salads or on toast.
Party Eggs - Hard-boiled eggs make perfect party food. A variety of fillings make for a stunning centrepiece.