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Shvoong Home>Science>Egg is nutritious Summary

Egg is nutritious

Article Summary   by:apverg     Original Author: A P Verghese
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Fresh table eggs play a very important role in a well-balanced diet and deserve more attention than has been bestowed so far. Eggs are good for the young and the old alike as they supply many valuable and needed vitamins.


The advance made by India during the past decade in the field of science and technology, especially in the developments of poultry products, is regarded as most significant. The first major achievement is the production of infertile table eggs, quite different from the fertile egg. The production of such table eggs is commercially useful, economical and simple. There is a wrong notion among many people that in the absence of a male partner, hens cannot lay eggs. It may be stressed that infertile table eggs can be produced by hens on their own.


If the data based on comparative study of the efficiency of food materials in terms of money are to be relied upon, there seems to be very little doubt that the cost of an average table egg is the lowest under the Indian conditions. Its production is much cheaper and easier than that of milk. Since in a table egg “no killing is involved even in the embryonic stage, such eggs should be acceptable in the regular diet for supplementing protein deficiency for everybody.


It must be remembered that fresh table eggs play a very important role in a well-balanced diet and deserve more attention than has been bestowed so far. Eggs are good for the young and the old alike as they supply many valuable vitamins, namely Vitamin A, B1.B2, D, E, Hand niacin, pantothenic acid and so on. As for proteins—eggs contain 23 amino –acids so vital for human nutrition. With regard to the mineral content eggs are rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper and trace elements. There is also no difference in the nutritional value of an infertile and fertile egg.
Published: December 09, 2007   
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