12 things to know about eggs

12 things to know about eggs

We continue to embrace a more holistic and basic approach to diet with an emphasis on unprocessed nutrient rich foods,  and eggs are a staple that quickly rise to the occasion. Eggs offer up some of the highest quality protein along with many important nutrients, all within a low calorie package. From extremely versatile to strikingly divine, eggs are a key ingredient in many delicious recipes and yet, for many, a basic household essential. They are an example of a food that can stand alone and conveniently come packed in their own “wrapper”.

Here are 12 egg-stra-ordinary reasons to put eggs at the top of your grocery list:

  1. Eggs are one of the highest quality protein sources. Protein is essential to good health and promotes healthy energy and satiety levels.
  2. Eggs are an excellent choice for any meal or snack. Whether it be poached for breakfast, a wrap for lunch, a frittata for dinner or a simple hard boiled egg for a snack any time of day, eggs offer excellent protein and nutrition.
  3. Eggs are extremely versatile: they can be used in combination with other protein choices or stand on their own as a complete protein. Eggs act as essential thickeners and emulsifiers, making them a common key ingredient in many recipes.
  4. Eggs are packed with nutrition including iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid. These minerals and vitamins are essential to good health, energy and disease prevention.
  5. Eggs offer up choline, which is an important nutrient that supports brain function and development.
  6. Eggs support your eye health, providing the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
  7. Eggs pair well with veggies, offering a convenient medium to pack more nutrient and fibre-rich veggies into your diet. Recipes include salads, wraps, omelettes, and frittatas, to name a popular few.
  8. Eggs are packed in their own convenient package. Hard boiled eggs can last 5 days in the fridge and are conveniently portable in their own hard shell.
  9. A large egg provides a little more than 6 grams of high quality protein in a small 70 calorie serving. That’s a good protein for a small caloric price!
  10. The egg white of a large egg offers 3.5 grams of protein in a tiny 17 calorie package. Egg whites can be combined with whole eggs or used on their own in many recipes and meals as a high quality protein choice offering minimal fat and calories.
  11. Eggs are typically fan food for many kids. Packed with protein, iron and many important vitamins, eggs are often well liked by kids.
  12. Eggs are easy – scrambling up a few eggs, boiling eggs, or making a delicious omelette all involve just minutes of preparation and offer a creative platform for many healthy tasty meals.