Saturday, April 08, 2006

Real Men Don't Eat Quiche

Its an egg lovers dilemma, I love eggs but I really need a variety. I've eaten thousands of omelets and thousands of fried eggs.

The egg in my opinion is about an absolute perfect food, it goes with just about everything you can imagine.

You can make them scrambled, fried, hard-cooked, poached, baked, make omelets, souffles, custard sauce and meringues and the list goes on.

Nutrient Breakdown (from the American Egg Board at http://www.aeb.org)


Nutrient Content of a Large Egg

Nutrient (unit) Whole Egg - Egg White - Egg Yolk

Calories (kcal) 75 - 17 - 59

Protein (g) 6.25 - 3.52 - 2.78

Total lipid (g) 5.01 - 0 - 5.12

Total carbohydrate (g) 0.6 - 0.3 - 0 .3

Fatty acids (g) 4.33 - 0 - 4.33

Saturated fat (g) 1.55 - 0 - 1.55

Monounsaturated fat (g) 1.91 - 0 - 1.91

Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.68 - 0 - 0.68

Cholesterol (mg) 213 - 0 - 213

Thiamin (mg) 0.031 - 0.002 - 0.028

Riboflavin (mg) 0.254 - 0.151 - 0.103

Niacin (mg) 0.036 - 0.031 - 0.005

Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.070 - 0.001 - 0.0069

Folate (mcg) 23.5 - 1.0 - 22.5

Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.50 - 0.07 - 0.43

Vitamin A (IU) 317.5 - 0 - 317

Vitamin E (mg) 0.70 - 0 - 0.70

Vitamin D (IU) 24.5 - 0 - 24.5

Choline (mg) 215.1 - 0.42 - 214.6

Biotin (mcg) 9.98 - 2.34 - 7.58

Calcium, Ca (mg) 25 - 2 - 23

Iron, Fe (mg) 0.72 - 0.01 - 0.59

Magnesium, Mg (mg) 5 - 4 - 1

Copper, Cu (mg) 0.007 - 0.002 - 0.004

Iodine, I (mg) 0.024 - 0.001 - 0.022

Zinc, Zn (mg) 0.55 - 0 - 0.52

Sodium, Na (mg) 63 - 55 - 7

Manganese, Mn (mg) 0.012 - 0.001 - 0.012

So you see... Its almost perfect.

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