Waycat .... There are several reasons why eggs are refrigerated in USA and not uk. The most notable being that in UK hens are required to be vaccinated against salmonella, US has no such requirement, refrigeration hinders the bacteria growth, if present .
10/13/2013 9:22:29 AM
I eat 3 eggs every morning, that's 21 eggs per week. Sometimes I eat the whole egg, other days I may have 2 eggs and omit the yolk for the 3/rd egg. I feel great and have a busy lifestyle.
I have to disagree with the recommendation to store eggs in the fridge. Here in the UK all supermarkets have their eggs out on shelves, not in the fridge - so what's the point in putting them in the fridge when you get home? They are so much easier to cook with at room temperature rather than chilled.
And forgive me, but I just can not understand why some people have such an aversion to eating egg yolks, instead just option to eat the whites. I mean, an egg is the ultimate complete food - the yolk is tasty, full of nutrition and when you think that it nurtures a growing chick, it MUST be good for you!
I think just eating the whites and discarding the yolks is a criminal waste of good food.
I don't think eggs are mandatory. Here the thing, certain foods are not easily available in other countries which is why God naturally made various food available for each culture. The beauty of this day and age is that we can eat foods from other cultures. I'm sure the benefits from eggs can be found in other food. If food isn't poisonous I'm sure it;s free to eat. ( not tampered by humans)
Interesting article - however, it does not say anything about eating egg whites only! Because of the high cholestral - we have switched to egg beaters and egg whites only. Is there a benefit? Also - by not eating the yoke - do we lose the vision benefit and other benefits of the yoke?
Interesting article... I find it sort of interesting that it conflicts with the advice given via the SP nutrition tracker. If I had two eggs for breakfast I'd already be over the amount of dietary cholesterol recommended for my calorie range. When I do go over the range, the nutrition feedback cautions to be careful how much cholesterol you consume.
If all the studies quoted in this article are true about dietary cholesterol not necessarily raising blood cholesterol, why is the nutrition tracker and feedback cautioning me?
I love eggs and never really gave them up. Read 'The Fat Flush' by Ann Louise Gittleman and she wrote that the main reason the industry demonized eggs was to promote the cereal industry and I truly believe that to be true. Long live the egg. I usually eat and make Egglands Best eggs because of the higher Omega 3 content and lower Saturated fat due to the fact that the hens are fed an all-natural, all vegetarian diet with no animal fats or animal by-products, hormones or antibiotics. That sells me.
See my beloved egg isn't so "evil" moderation and the way you prepare them is key. I eat usually hard boiled and pouched eggs. I feel like I have a tone of energy when I eat 2 eggs with my apple (sometimes other fruit) and some sort of granola either with yogurt or bar from. That has been the best combo for energy for me.
Having raised chickens for eggs over the past 10 years, the information about eggs doesn't seem quite right. I don't know anything about the nutrient value but I can tell you from experience that the my free range hens are not vegetarian. Chickens are in fact naturally carnivorous because they love to eat insects, bugs, beetles, worms, moths, etc.
Even being fed flax and organic feed my heirloom breed chickens naturally forage, far and wide. Crack open any egg from the store and put it next to our eggs and the color is obvious. Pale lemon compared to bright and shiny orange. And the test is rich and flavorful.
I live down the road from a cage-free chicken farm. They truck the eggs from here in Wisconsin to California. Walk in the front door of the clean offices and the first thing that hits your nose is the horrendous smell. The cage free eggs are in giant rooms with skylights and are packed together like sardines in a can. No foraging happens there. I know a man who works there and he says they collect the dead birds every morning. I sell my eggs for between $2 and $4 dollars and people can't get enough of them. Real free range chickens produce tasty eggs. I cannot believe that they aren't more nutritious as well.
5/17/2012 2:48:44 PM
Don't throw out that yolk! It has so much good stuff in it (such as choline).
Dietary cholesterol DOES NOT EQUAL blood cholesterol! Eat a few eggs and don't feel guilty about it. Damn "nutritionists"...
Egglands Best eggs, on their nutrition label say they have only 174mg cholesterol, this is the egg that is allegedly from vegetarian fed hens. I think they can't put that on their label if it is not true so I always but these "designer" eggs and eat them several times a week for breakfast. Having an egg with whole wheat toast for breakfast leaves me satisfied until lunch.
I have 6 chooks on my property, although we don't get many eggs from them now, they're all fairly old in chook terms! We have 2 new girls arriving tomorrow so I am really looking forward to adding fresh eggs to my nutrition - YUM
One thing to remember is that while eggs contain cholesterol they also contain lecithin, which can help prevent the body from absorbing cholesterol. Of course, this doesn't mean you can eat eggs with abandon.
I love eggs, and I love all your egg puns. I used to have backyard chickens, and when they were laying a lot of eggs I was eating 2 or more every day. At all my checkups my cholesterol levels are in the very healthy range. My doctor even asked my what my secret was! I told her I chose my ancestors wisely.
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