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Quail Egg Nutrient Value Thoughts….

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DonofPaw, May 18, 2010.

  1. DonofPaw

    DonofPaw In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2009
    So I’m wondering what you guys think about the nutrient values of quail eggs. I know everything is pretty good except that they are supposedly very high in cholesterol, I’m wondering if that might be a poor indicator, such as the issues revolving around chicken eggs, beef or tilapia that when an animal is raised on a poor diet in an abnormal way (not as God originally designed the animal to live. battery cages, feedlots, poop ponds, and corn, etc.) Do you think the health value would be better if quail were fed a more natural diet with leafy greens, grass, veg, and meal worms major components along with a game feed? You know up the omega 3’s with flax and such? What this be a healthy addition to my families regular diet do you think?
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    The more natural the diet the better the eggs. I know Mother Earth News has a great study on pastured chicken eggs vs commercial eggs for chickens, but it is reasonable to assume the results would be similar for quail eggs.

    As for the cholesterol issue, stop worrying about it. The natural cholesterol in foods is NOT a health problem. The oxidized cholesterol that causes problems in your arteries is manufactured in the body when you eat a lot of sugars, starches, and high omega 6 vegetable oils. If you limit sugar, wheat, rice, potatoes, high fructose corn syrup, processed foods, etc... you could eat a dozen eggs a day and not have a problem. (baring any weird rare genetic disorder that is)

    "It was determined many years ago that the majority of cholesterol in your bloodstream
    comes from what your liver is manufacturing and distributing. The amount of cholesterol
    that one eats plays little role in determining your cholesterol levels. It is also known that
    HDL shuttles cholesterol away from tissues, and away from your arteries, back to your
    liver. That is why HDL is called the "good cholesterol;" because it is supposedly taking
    cholesterol away from your arteries."

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