Nutritonal Value of eggs

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by froggie71, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

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    Does anyone know where I can find the nutritional value of guinea eggs? I've located chicken of all sizes, duck, geese, turkey, quail, but I haven't been able to find guinea. If anyone can lead me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
  2. ShakeragSusan

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    I believe the author mentions it in Gardening With Guineas. I'll check in the morning.
     
  3. ShakeragSusan

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    All I can find in the book is that the egg whites beat up nice and fluffy. Sorry that's not much info!
     
  4. froggie71

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    Thanks that is the kind of block I am running up against.

    I however just found this site. http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/generic/guinea-fowl/


    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 4 oz
    Amount per Serving
    Calories 130
    Calories from Fat 31.5
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 3.5g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g
    7%
    Cholesterol 105mg
    35%
    Sodium 40mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 0g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g
    0%
    Sugars 0g

    Protein 25g
    50%

    Est. Percent of Calories from:

    Fat
    24%
    Carbs
    %
    Protein
    76%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.


    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/generic/guinea-fowl/#ixzz227xpM245
     
  5. ShakeragSusan

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    Thanks for this. Very interesting.
     
  6. froggie71

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    This is pretty interesting too:

    http://www.naerls.gov.ng/extmat/bulletins/Guineafowl.pdf

    "The guinea fowl egg commands premium market prices because of the gammy flavour and has better storage ability than the chicken egg. The egg shell does not crack easily due to thickness. The eggs are believed to enhance ..... " Well you can read for yourself [​IMG]
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  7. kekhome

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    In recent years there has been a greater demand for guinea fowl meat. So why are more people eating this meat?

    Guinea fowl meat is lean and rich in essential fatty acids.
    The meat is low in calories with only turkey meat having fewer calories.
    Guinea fowl meat has approximately 134 kilocalories (kcal) per 100 grams and turkey meat has approximately 109 kcal.
    The meat is rich in vitamins such as vitamins E, B1 and B2 and minerals such as magnesium, calcium and iron.
    Guinea fowl meat, particularly on young guineas, is tender and very flavoursome.
    The taste is similar to wild game but more delicate and not as strong.
    Guinea fowl meat is very versatile and can be cooked in a variety of ways – grilled, panfried, wrapped in parcels or roasted.



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  8. countrydream7

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    how are guinea fowl to raise. do they really eat ticks? can you eat the eggs and are they good ?
     
  9. GuineaFowling

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    Easy to raise. They are very different from chickens so when they get older they are more rowdy, flighty, and especially noisy!

    They do eat ticks. Yes, you can eat the eggs, they are actually very tasty and I hear that they are healthier than chicken eggs. Dont know if its true or not.
    I dont eat the eggs as my hens are seasonal layers and only lay when they want to brood chicks. Also the shells are very sturdy and its a little harder to crack them compared to chicken or quail eggs.
     
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  10. malinois

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    I love their eggs....they are tougher to crack for sure....As for easier to raise, or ? I am hoping that once mine have reached this point (almost 2 years of age) they have survived their own stupidity. Love them, but they are definitely a species that would be extinct if left to their own devices in this climate....wow. The will step out on the street in front of school busses, or dump trucks, and can't find their way back to the coop if there is a dusk to dawn light somewhere else (they must think it is the sun so they sit under it?) and they hate walking in snow....
    I started with 8-7 hens one male, and am down to 5, all hens, now.
    I think if I ever do this again, I would do a Guinea hen/chicken mixed run.
     

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