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All About Eggs!

A single large egg contains:

  • Vitamin A
  • Folate
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B2
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin B6
  • Calcium
  • Zinc

That same egg also contains 77 calories and six grams of protein.

Eggs are a good source of choline which is used to build cell membranes and has a role in producing signaling molecules in the brain.

Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, powerful antioxidants that tend to build up in the retina of the eye.

More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk.

Eggs are regarded as a complete source of protein as they contain all nine essential amino acids, the ones we cannot synthesize in our bodies and must obtain from our diet.

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