Egg, whole, raw, fresh

Fun Facts

  1. The controversy mostly comes down to the cholesterol in eggs, about which the research is mixed. The American Heart Association recommends healthy adults consume no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day.
  2. One large egg has 186 mg of cholesterol and a small one has 141 mg, according to the USDA. But in recent years, scientists have begun to question if the cholesterol in eggs is as bad for you as previously thought.
  3. Aside from the cholesterol question, eggs are an extremely healthy food. “Eggs are an excellent source of choline and a good source of high-quality protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus and riboflavin,” said Dr. Mitch Kanter, executive director of the Egg Nutrition Center, the research arm of the American Egg Board.
  4. Eggs are a good source of several minerals that can be hard to get in other foods, such as iodine and selenium.

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