Egg has 14 essential nutrients, eggs are a practical way to add an iron-rich food to your family’s diet. Eggs provide iron, vitamins A, B12, D, E, B2, B5, B6, folate, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, phosphorous, zinc decent amounts of, vitamin K, calcium and selenium as well as healthy fats. They are also cheap, easy to prepare and can go with almost any meal.
Egg is filling, it keeps you full for longer and helps in weight loss. It contains a little bit of almost every nutrient needed daily for you and your family. Always watch out for allergies in your children when you feed them egg. Some children tend to develop allergies for certain kinds of foods (which egg is among) early in life. Egg allergy is nothing to worry about, Children outgrow it as times goes by.
Did you know that?
A medium sized hard cooked egg contains 77 calories, with 5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
- Calories: 77
- Carbs: 0.6 grams
- Total fat: 5.3 grams
- Saturated fat: 1.6 grams
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
- Cholesterol: 212 mg
- Protein: 6.3 grams
- Vitamin A: 6% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
- Vitamin B12 (cobalamin): 9% of the RDA
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 7% of the RDA
- Phosphorus: 86 mg, or 9% of the RDA
- Selenium: 15.4 mcg, or 22% of the RDA
And about 113 mg of choline, a very important nutrient for the brain.