Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the world. They contain rich amounts of vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients, all of which contribute in numerous ways to optimal human health.
For birds, as of the moment, it is said that almost every egg of every species is edible at any stage of development. So, in this article, I will be sharing with you some healthy and nutrient-rich bird eggs you can eat.
1) Chicken Eggs
Everybody knows about chicken eggs. These eggs are the most common type of eggs that you can get from any market. Chicken eggs are fairly mild in taste and are rich in calcium, zinc, and proteins. They are more flavourful if they are farm fresh or free-range.
2) Turkey Eggs
Turkey eggs are quite rare since the bird does not lay as many eggs like a chicken. However, turkey eggs contain most of the same nutrients as chicken eggs but are richer. The average turkey egg is 50 percent larger than a chicken egg, but contains nearly twice as many calories and grams of fat and four times as much cholesterol.
3) Quail Eggs
Quail eggs are rapidly gaining traction in cooking as a tiny and cute alternative to chicken eggs. Quail eggs are smaller than chicken eggs but contain more fat, protein, iron, riboflavin, and vitamin B12 by weight. They’re also more expensive and harder to find than chicken eggs.
It should be noted that most quail eggs are unpasteurized. So, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems should only eat them if they have been fully cooked.
4) Guinea Fowl Eggs
Guinea fowl is an African bird of unusual colouring. The bird is quite rare and many have never even heard of it. Guinea fowl eggs are nutrient-dense, and can be eaten just like chicken eggs. They are much higher in protein than chicken eggs, and their yolks also contain a high proportion of calcium, sodium, iron, and potassium. The eggs are recommended for infants and children for proper growth and good bone development.
5) Duck Eggs
Duck eggs are very nutritious as well. You can cook duck eggs just like chicken eggs and will find that they have a creamier, richer taste. They contain even higher amounts of some nutrients than chicken eggs, including folate, iron, and vitamin B12 and D. Duck eggs also provide protein which can help you build lean muscle, maintain a healthy weight, and recover after exercise or injury.
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Article Reference: timesofindia.com; food.ndtv.com
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