“Our health is our most valuable asset and like every other asset we have to invest in it. Food is the fundamental fuel for our body so we need to think about what we are eating and go for quality rather than quantity. Eggs are part of this solution. Eggs are the real deal when it comes to a superfood. They are full of essential vitamins and minerals. Everyone should eat eggs and the number you eat weekly depends on your lifestyle.”
– Prof Patrick Wall, Associate Professor of Public Health, UCD
|Typical Values||Per 100g||Per 60g Med Egg|
|Energy||547KJ (131 kcal)||328.2KJ (78.6 kcal)|
|of which sugars||Trace||Trace|
|of which saturates||2.5g||1.5g|
Vitamin D is required for healthy bones and teeth and is essential for the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorous in the body.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Important for the release of energy from food.
Required for the formation of red blood cells and is also important for a healthy immune system.
Essential for the development of new cells and very good for pregnant women.
Biotin is required to release energy from food and for maintaining healthy skin and hair.
Required for making vitamin D.
Phosphorous is essential in the structure of bones and teeth.
Required for the production of thyroid hormones and vital. for the normal function of the thyroid gland.
Selenium is needed for protecting the DNA, proteins and fats in cells against oxidative damage.