Yolk or white?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by artsyrobin, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Ok, something has been puzzling me- growing up i was taught the yolk was the nutritious part of the egg- now they say its the white- which i don't care for...[​IMG] what is it?
     
  2. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "The white of a large egg, or about 1-1/4 ounces, has 16 calories, 3 g of protein, 2 mg of calcium, 4 mg of phosphorus, 55 mg of sodium, 45 mg of potassium, the weensiest little bit of riboflavin, and no fat, cholesterol, or carbohydrates.

    The yolk of that egg weighs about 2/3 of an ounce, and has 59 calories, 3 g of protein, 5 g of fat (2 of which are saturated), 212 mg of cholesterol, 23 mg of calcium, 81 mg of phosphorus, 7 mg of sodium, 16 mg of potassium, very small amounts of iron, thiamin, and riboflavin, and no carbohydrates" from: http://www.ochef.com/950.htm

    My
    take on it is that a yolk is more nutritious as well as contains less allergens. That's why yolk is approved as being one of a baby's first foods. However, the yolk also has cholesterol.

    **Now the debate starts with... Are farm fresh eggs from chickens that have access to free range more healthy for you? I've read that they have less 'bad' cholesterol and have more good cholesterol as well as having more Omega 3's and such...

    I JUST EAT THE WHOLE EGG! Preferably over easy with a biscuit to sop up the yolk. Yummmmmm!
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all cholesterol is bad though, and your body needs some cholesterol to function properly. Cholesterol is the precurser to vitamin D...which your body needs. Without cholestrol your body cannot utilize vitamin D
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

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    New research points to the WAY an animal being raised impacting its nutritional makeup.

    Pastured poultry and eggs (or beef for that matter) have better ratios of fatty acids and less cholesterol than animals that are only grain fed or grain finished.

    There's a lot of information out there, but basically if you let an animal do what it was created/has evolved to do, it'll be healthier in life and as food.
     
  5. Pullet Pimp

    Pullet Pimp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Only today would this have made me laugh

    egg out
     
  6. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where are the yellow and white parts of roosters??????
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