Nutrients In Eggs
Eggs are a nutrient goldmine!
One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, all for 70 calories.
While egg whites contain some of the eggs’ high-quality protein, riboflavin and selenium, the majority of an egg’s nutrient package is found in the yolk. Nutrients such as:
Vitamin D, critical for bone health and immune function. Eggs are one of the only foods that naturally contain vitamin D.
Choline, essential for normal functioning of all cells, but particularly important during pregnancy to support healthy brain development of the fetus.
Lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that are believed to reduce the risk of developing cataracts and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a disease that develops with age.