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Eggs Deliver Necessary Nutrition
As a natural source of many vitamins and minerals, eggs have something for everyone and can be a valuable asset in the development of food products to meet consumer needs.
Eggs are a naturally nutrient-dense food, containing varying amounts of 13 essential nutrients. In particular, they are an 'excellent' source of choline and selenium, and a 'good' source of high-quality protein, vitamin B12, phosphorus and riboflavin.
These nutrients are important to the entire population with select nutrients attractive to specific demographics. For example, the high-quality protein in eggs helps kids grow and gives them energy to stay focused. Eggs are an excellent source of choline, a nutrient making headlines regarding its role in fetal brain development. For active adults, egg protein builds muscle, provides sustained energy and satisfies hunger longer. Eggs help aging Baby Boomers optimize muscle function and help prevent sarcopenia, or loss of lean muscle tissue.
Depending on consumer concerns or preferences, such as convenience, nutrition or taste, formulators can meet consumer demands by delivering new food products based on egg ingredients.
For information about health and nutrition topics, visit the Egg Nutrition Center at www.enc-online.org