You’ve seen the ads and heard the jingle about the Incredible, Edible Egg. But, have you stopped to review how healthy, powerful and wonderful this self-contained food really is? Eaten whole, one egg has lots of vitamins and minerals – all for 70 calories per egg.

Some time ago, Americans began to shy away from the egg for fear of dietary cholesterol. However, the American Egg Board has 40 years of research revealing that healthy adults can eat eggs without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease.

Now, the USDA shares that eggs are lower in cholesterol than previously recorded. Just recently, the agency reviewed that the average amount of cholesterol is 185 mg, a 14 percent decrease. And, large eggs now contain 64 percent more Vitamin D. There’s even more to love when you consider that the egg has Vitamins A, B12, E, Thiamin and Folate plus minerals including Selenium, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Calcium and more.

You might ask…what’s better for you – brown or white eggs? Nutritionists say that there is no difference in taste or nutrient value. The eggs simply come from two different breeds of chickens. White-shelled eggs come from hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Brown eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes!

To learn more about how eggs can benefit you, your children and even your pets, visit the American Egg Board website. To get more information on egg nutrition, visit the Egg Nutrition Center

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I am inspired by my mother, Sally’s, love of cooking and entertaining to gather friends and family together over great meals and conversation. In fact, I held my first dinner party at the age of 16. Throughout the years, I’ve provided recipes, menu advice and cooking tips to friends seeking uncomplicated and delicious ideas for home entertaining.

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