excellent nutritional value. They contain protein which is needed
for building and repairing the cells in muscles and other body tissues.
They also supply valuable minerals and vitamins. Eggs contain vitamin
A, all 8 of the B group vitamins as well as vitamins D and E.
In fact, eggs supply all the vitamins except for
vitamin C. (Fruits, fruit juices and vegetables are the only sources
of vitamin C). Vitamins A, D, E are found only in the egg yolk.
Most of the B group vitamins are in both the yolk and the white
although the yolk has greater quantities.
important mineral in eggs is iron and it's found in the yolk. The
iron is absorbed best if food containing vitamin C is eaten at the
same meal. Fruit, a glass of juice or some type of vegetable should
therefore be eaten at the same meal as an egg. Eggs also contain
zinc, iodine, phosphorus, potassium and small quantities of other
Eggs contain some fat - found only in the yolk. Cholesterol
is also present in the egg yolk. Recent research suggests that cholesterol
in foods will not cause problems if the diet is low in fat. Eggs
provide an excellent selection of nutrients. Like most foods they
should be eaten in moderation.