Incredible Egg

Egg, conception

Fiona holding our first egg from our chickens
Fiona holding our first egg from our chickens



the beginning


or perhaps the end.


one of our first chickens, raised from a chick
one of our first chickens, raised from a chick

The Chicken or the Egg

our first chickens
our first chickens

But which comes first?

Difficult to judge the circle

To understand the the perfect food.


Yes, I love the simple Egg as a perfect food.


Value per 100.0g
approx 2 eggs
       cup (4.86 large eggs)
Water g 76.15 185.04
Energy kcal 143 347
Protein g 12.56 30.52
Total lipid (fat) g 9.51 23.11
Carbohydrate, by difference g 0.72 1.75
Fiber, total dietary g 0.0 0.0
Sugars, total g 0.37 0.90
Calcium, Ca mg 56 136
Iron, Fe mg 1.75 4.25
Magnesium, Mg mg 12 29
Phosphorus, P mg 198 481
Potassium, K mg 138 335
Sodium, Na mg 142 345
Zinc, Zn mg 1.29 3.13
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.0 0.0
Thiamin mg 0.040 0.097
Riboflavin mg 0.457 1.111
Niacin mg 0.075 0.182
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.170 0.413
Folate, DFE µg 47 114
Vitamin B-12 µg 0.89 2.16
Vitamin A, RAE µg 160 389
Vitamin A, IU IU 540 1312
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 1.05 2.55
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 2.0 4.9
Vitamin D IU 82 199
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 0.3 0.7
Fatty acids, total saturated g 3.126 7.596
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 3.658 8.889
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 1.911 4.644
Cholesterol mg 372 904
Caffeine mg 0 0
Easily cooked, easily a complete meal.
Just realize that the chart above reflects the nutritional standards of mass market eggs.
The differences when your chicken is free ranging are clear.
check out this infographic from Mother Earth News.
The benefits of eating eggs are very clear, at least for Adult men. Funny how so much medical research is solely on one sex.

Eggs modulate the inflammatory response to carbohydrate restricted diets in men