How To: Choose The Best Egg
Duck: For the fitness freak
Calories per Egg: 170
n 3% carbs, 6.7 gms fats, 30% protein
Full of protein, riboflavin, folate, iron and phosphorus and a very good source of Vitamin B12 and selenium. But high on cholesterol.
Verdict: There are a lot of things going against duck eggs. Everyone who tried it in the FHM team thought they were rubbery and just too gelatinous for our liking. However, the lads who sweat it out every morning, swear by its nutritional content.
Omega 3: For improved concentration and memory
Calories per egg: 70, 0.0% carbs, 4.5 gm fat, 6 gm protein
Are 25% low in cholesterol than conventional eggs (425 mg), however, rich in vitamin A and E, mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids and have so many benefits that we can’t fit them here.
Verdict: It tasted the best and everyone at the FHM team would vouch for it. They are creamy and taste rich, and the yolk is thick, so you actually feel like you are biting into something.
Quail: Treats low libido
Calories per 100 gms: 158, 0.0% carbs, 11 gm fat, 13 gm protein
Kenyans believe Quail eggs are an aphrodisiac and researchers concur. As exciting as it sounds, it’s not the only reason you should have them. Quail eggs are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 and vitamin D, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, phosphorus and other essential micro-nutrients, minerals and amino acids. On the flip side, it takes a LOT of eggs to make a respectable portion.
Verdict: A colleague defined its taste to us as “Unlike other eggs, quail eggs have more texture and are a bit crunchy to eat!” Our chef calls them ‘exotic’.
Brown Eggs: It’s just about the colour
Calories per egg: 70, 0.0% carbs, 4 gm fat, 6 gm protein
The nutritional value is almost the same as the white eggs as both contain 210 mg of cholesterol and 12 grams of protein. These are rich in B vitamins, phosphorus and choline.
Verdict: Don’t really taste any better than the white egg. Some people feel brown eggs are just hogwash; a marketing gimmick that stems from the fact that the chicken is fed on organic stuff. As far as sunny side up is concerned, there isn’t much of a difference here, but it did taste a bit bitter.
EMU: One egg, seven omelettes
Calories per egg: 833, 0.0% carbs, 13 gm fat, 167 gm protein
These are rich in thiamin, zinc, protein, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, iron and selenium. Cholesterol content is quite high at 640 mg.
Verdict: Its yolk is huge, in fact, the equivalent to 12-13 regular eggs. Chef Arun says, instead of tossing it like a Sunny Side Up, try it on a bed of pasta