EN on Foods

February 2003 Issue

Eggs: Better Than
Cracked Up to Be

The Folklore. The debate over which came first—the chicken or the egg—is nowhere near resolved. But eggs are a universal symbol of birth and fertility. The Facts. The protein in eggs (six grams) is high-quality protein, as it contains all the essential amino acids in the right balance. Eggs are also exceptionally high in choline (over half the daily recommendation) and are excellent sources of selenium and riboflavin.

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