Eggs are so much a part of our everyday lives that some of us may have forgotten their many benefits — they're a nutrition powerhouse, economical source of protein, culinary necessity, and, not to mention, delicious! Here's some fun and helpful info about this wonderful little ellipsoid.
Eggs contain the highest quality protein with just the right mix of essential amino acids needed by the human body to build tissues; they are second only to mother's milk for human nutrition. Eggs have 13 essential vitamins and minerals, most of which come from the yolk, including naturally occurring vitamin D.
Eggs are good for your eyes due to a high quantity of carotenoids and lutein, which may help prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Eggs are also rich in choline, which helps to boost brain health; one large egg contains more than half of a woman's daily requirement for this essential nutrient. Eggs are rich in B vitamins as well, especially riboflavin and vitamin B12.
One large egg contains only 70 calories and 5 grams of fat; one egg white has just 17 calories and zero grams fat.
"I have had, in my time, memorable meals of scrambled eggs with fresh truffles, scrambled eggs with caviar, and other glamorous things, but to me, there are few things as magnificent as scrambled eggs, pure and simple, perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned."
— James Beard
"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."
— Samuel Butler
"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows you are slightly cracked."
— Bernard Meltzer
"This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate the eggs, but it doesn't say how far to separate them."
— Gracie Allen