Here are a few egg facts from our Nutrition Department.

Are you worried that eating egg yolks will raise your cholesterol? 
Good news!  Studies show that saturated fat and trans fat have much more of an impact on raising blood cholesterol levels than the dietary cholesterol found in egg yolks.  If you’re trying to lower your cholesterol focus on choosing low saturated and trans fat foods as well as food that are high in dietary fiber.

One large egg contains over 6 grams of high quality protein, 13 essential vitamins and minerals and antioxidants all for just 70 calories a piece!
The protein found in egg whites and yolks is one of the highest quality proteins of any food.

 To tell if an egg is raw or hard-boiled, spin it.
A hard-boiled egg will spin easily because the liquids have set into a solid.  The moving liquids in a raw egg will cause it to wobble.

Trying to lose weight? 
If you are, remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  And nothing says breakfast like eggs!  Eggs are packed with 6 grams of protein that will help you stay satisfied making it easier for you to follow to a healthy eating plan.  Three links of Jimmy Dean Maple Breakfast Sausage only contain 3 grams of protein and 270 calories.  One large egg is just 70 calories and has twice as much protein.

 Are brown eggs more nutritious than white eggs?
 No – A large brown egg contains the exact same nutrients as a large white egg.  Brown eggs simply come from a different breed of hen.


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