Monday, April 20, 2009

Nutritional Value of Different Types of Eggs

Hen's Egg (50g)

Calorie: 72kcal
Protein: 6.3g
Carbohydrate: 0.4g
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 1.6g
Monosaturated Fat: 1.9g
Polysaturated Fat: 0.7g
Cholesterol: 212mg
Omega 3: 37mg
Omega 6: 573mg
Sodium: 70mg
Choline: 125.6mg
Vitamin E: 0.5mg
Lutein: 166mcg
Vitamin A: 70mcg

Duck's Egg (70g)

Calorie: 130kcal
Protein: 9g
Carbohydrate: 1g
Total Fat: 9.6g
Saturated Fat: 2.6g
Monosaturated Fat: 4.6g
Polysaturated Fat: 0.9g
Cholesterol: 619mg
Omega 3: 71.4mg
Omega 6: 391mg
Sodium: 102mg
Choline: 182mg
Vitamin E: 0.9mg
Lutein: 321mcg
Vitamin A: 136mcg

Quail's Egg (9g)

Calorie: 13kcal
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrate: 0g
Total Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 0.3g
Monosaturated Fat: 0.4g
Polysaturated Fat: 0.1g
Cholesterol: 76mg
Omega 3: 4mg
Omega 6: 84.6mg
Sodium: 13mg
Choline: 23.7mg
Vitamin E: 0.1mg
Lutein: 33mcg
Vitamin A: 14mcg

Caviar (28g)

Calorie: 71kcal
Protein: 7g
Carbohydrate: 1g
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 1.1g
Monosaturated Fat: 1.3g
Polysaturated Fat: 2.1g
Cholesterol: 165mg
Omega 3: 1901mg
Omega 6: 22.7mg
Sodium: 420mg
Choline: 137mg
Vitamin E: 0.5mg
Lutein: 184mcg
Vitamin A: 75.9mcg

Fish Roe (28g)

Calorie: 40kcal
Protein: 6g
Carbohydrate: 0.4g
Total Fat: 1.8g
Saturated Fat: 0.4g
Monosaturated Fat: 0.5g
Polysaturated Fat: 0.8g
Cholesterol: 105mg
Omega 3: 682mg
Omega 6: 8.1mg
Sodium: 25mg
Choline: 95.1mg
Vitamin E: 2mg
Lutein: 59.9mcg
Vitamin A: 25.2mcg

Definitions:

Saturated Fat:
Comes mainly from animal foods and tends to raise cholesterol level.

Monosaturated Fat:
Commonly thought of as healthy as they help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Polyunsaturated Fat:
Also thought of as healthy as it is associated with low blood cholesterol.

Omega 3:
A form of polyunsaturated fat that protects against heart disease and stroke. They are not made by the body and thus must be obtained from food.

Omega 6:
A form of polysaturated fat that is critical for heart and bran health.

Choline:
An important nutrient for the development of the brain and is essential for pregnant and nursing women to ensure healthy foetal brain development.

Lutein:
A nutrient essential for eye health and preventing age-related blindness.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Facts About Eggs - Eggs Demystified

In today's article, we unscrambled five questions on eggs! Eggs have solid nutitional value, containing essential vitamins and minerals and are also a good source of protein. However, egges should be consumed in moderation. The daily recommended intake is less than 300 mg - an egg contains about 210 mg of cholestrol. Therefore, healthy adults should eat only 3 to 5 eggs per week, and those with high cholesterol levels should eat no more than 2 or 3 eggs per week.

The key to a healthy diet is always balance, moderatiopn and variety.

Five Quick Egg Questions Answered

What causes the variations in egg yolk color?

The color of the egg yolk is dependent on the hen's feed. A diet of wheat and white corn would produce an almost colorless yolk. If the hen is fed a diet that includes yellow corn meal, marigolds or carotene, the egg yolk would have a deep yellow color.


Are brown eggs better than white eggs or vice versa?

Brown eggs are produced by hens with red ear lobes and feathers while white eggs are produced by hens with white ear lobes and feathers. There is no significant link between shell color and the nutritional value of an egg.





Can eggs be used for facials and hair masks?

Egg whites can be used for facials and can be applied directly on the face or together with other ingredients. Albumin in the eggs is said to have a drying effect, thereby tightening pores and firming the skin. It is also claimed that eggs promote soft and healthy hair by nourishing the hair follicles with essential proteins, sulphur content and its wide arrays of vitamins and minerals, For these reasons, eggs are used to make shampoos and conditioners.

Some ideas for facial masks using eggs:

Lemon Egg White Facial Mask: to help even out your skin tone.

1/2 lemon
1 egg white
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into one beaten egg white.
Apply to face and leave on overnight.
Rinse with warm water in the morning.

Banana Milk Facial Mask: use weekly to help reduce the appearance of fine lines

1/2 banana
2 tablespoons milk
Mash banana with milk in a small bowl.
Apply a thick layer over entire face.
Leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse with cool water.

Sweet Cucumber Mask: to make skin appear smooth and silky

1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons white sugar
Mash ingredients together using a fork or food processor.
Apply thick mask over entire face.
Leave on for 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water, followed by a splash of cold water.
Store any remaining mask in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Are eggs good for children and why?

Eggs are a good source of choline, a nutrient essential for the normal functioning of cells and brain development in infants. Eggs are also a good source of riboflavin, zinc and vitamin A, which are essential for growth and eye health.

When and how should a young child start eating eggs?

Egg allergy is more common in children under two years. Tolerance of eggs usually develops in children after that. The egg white, which is main protein, is the main source of allergans. However, cooked egg yolk can be introduced to infants at six months. When you introduce eggs to your child, be sure to watch for signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, asthma symptoms, swelling of the mouth or throat, vomiting or diarrhoea and los of consciousness.

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