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Eggs

Also Known As : Ande

Non-vegetarian

Usage Tips

  1. Eggs should be stored in the fridge on the middle shelf.
  2. Leftover raw albumen and yolks should be put in airtight containers and stored in the refrigerator immediately.
  3. It can be used in cakes, puddings, pasta, patties, soups, and bread rolls.
  4. Whipped egg can be used as a thickening agent in pie fillings, custard sauces and baked custard.
  5. It can be used to make Souffle, Quiche, Kuku, Menemen, Pastel da nata, and Egg drop soup.
  6. It can be scrambled, boiled, fried and eaten.

Common names and forms

  1. Boiled Egg
  2. Egg Whole
  3. Hen Eggs
  4. Organic Whole Eggs

Description

The structural parts of the egg include the shell, the albumen, the chalazae, and the yolk. An eggshell is covered with several tiny pores. The egg shell has a thin outermost coating which is known as bloom or cuticle which helps to keep out bacteria and dust. The egg white is called as the albumen. The chalazae is opaque ropes of egg white, it holds the yolk in the center of the egg. The yolk is the yellow or deep orange part of the egg which is surrounded by the albumen. Eggs color is determined by the breed of chicken the eggs come from. It emulsifies mayonnaise, salad dressings and Hollandaise sauce and are often used to coat or glaze breads and cookies. They are used in desserts that add taste to the food items, such as, the Eggnog which is made with fresh, raw eggs blended with milk, vanilla and ice. They are available throughout the year.

Health benefits

  • Eggs contains Iron which helps to prevent anemia.(1)
  • It contains Vitamin A which helps to maintain healthy skin.(1)
  • It also contains Vitamin D that strengthens bones and teeth.(1)
  • It has Vitamin B12 which helps to protect against heart disease.(1)
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin found in Egg helps to reduce the risk of age-related eye diseases, such as cataract and macular degeneration.(1)
  • It is rich in protein which is found both in the yolk and the egg white.(2)
  • It provides a rich supply of omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in the maintenance of brain function.(2)

Selection Guide

Select only clean, and odor-free eggs. Avoid the eggs that are cracked.

Note

Eggs may cause food poisoning due to the presence of a bacteria called Salmonella.(3)

Excess consumption of Eggs can cause nausea, constipation, or flatulence.(4)

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