Eat the Yolk or You’ll Miss Out

Staff Writer
Get the scoop on the importance of egg yolk
Eat the Yolk
Eggland's Best

Make sure you don't miss out on the best part of the egg!

For years, nutritionists were singing the praises of egg-white omelets, claiming that the yolks were unhealthy because of their cholesterol and fat content. Recently, these claims have subsided in favor of praise for the egg yolk, which contains almost half the protein and most of the minerals and vitamins of a whole egg. As a general rule, consuming eggs will not affect blood cholesterol levels unless you have a history of high cholesterol.

If cholesterol is a personal concern for you, health professionals recommend that you keep consumption under 200 mg per day. If you are healthy, limit your dietary cholesterol to 300 mg per day.

Saturated fat content, however, should be monitored for heart and general health. It’s good to know that Eggland’s Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. Choosing Eggland’s Best means you can focus more on enjoying the benefits of the whole egg and less on fat content. You’ll also get to enjoy the health benefits and taste of the nutrient-packed yolk.

The majority of an egg’s vitamins and minerals are found in the yolk. The yolk provides all of the Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, and lutein, as well as nearly all of the Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B3, choline, and folic acid, and Vitamin B6. In addition to a whopping 90 percent of the thiamin and 76 percent of the biotin, these nutritional powerhouses contain significant amounts of niacin, protein, and riboflavin, and much of the egg’s mineral content. These essential minerals and vitamins are crucial to all of our daily physical and mental functions, and you’ll be making a more nutritious choice just by swapping ordinary eggs out for Eggland’s Best eggs.

Compared to generic eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs have been proven to maintain better egg-white height, egg protein quality, and yolk color. The rich color of EB’s egg yolks is attributed to the hens’ wholesome diet of corn and alfalfa meal. The feed also contains natural extracts from marigold petals and red peppers. The EB yolk color is a sure sign of potent nutritional content. 

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