What are they?
Most birds and reptiles lay bird. You can eat most of them, but the most commonly eaten are the hen’s eggs as well as other birds’ eggs such as duck’s and quail’s eggs.
An egg contains a protective eggshell, an egg white and egg yolk. Eggs sure are one of the oldest foods for the human which can be collected from nature. In Southeast Asia and India, chickens were brought home for their eggs before 7500 BC.
Eggs contain a wide range of vitamins such as vitamin A, B5, D, E and K and minerals such as calcium, zinc phosphorus and selenium1. They are truly one of the most common and well-known superfoods.
Eggs are reported to reduce the risk of getting heart diseases. They reduce the level of bad cholesterol and raise the density of lipoprotein – a good kind of cholesterol.
Eating eggs can bring many benefits to your eyesight and reduce the risk of getting eye disorders such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Since they are rich in calcium, eggs help to strengthen your bones and your teeth. Babies consume a regular amount of eggs are also reported to be taller.
They are also an excellent source of protein, which can be used to substitute for other kinds of meat. They are also helpful when you want to go on a diet because having eggs for breakfast will make you fuller during the day and then eat less.
How to use them?
- There are many ways you can cook it on their own: such as boiling, frying, scrambling and poaching.
- Breakfast: Eggs are so versatile that it may appear in your plate from breakfast with English breakfast of sausages and eggs to lunch with tomato baked eggs and dinner with creamy tarragon chicken bake.
- Batter mix: Eggs are a vital ingredient to add to batter mix to make fresh pasta or cake.
- Egg coffee: Some Asia countries also drink raw eggs and add them to their hot coffee.