The Incredible Edible Egg

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The Incredible Edible Egg - Quiz

A brief quiz confirming or dispelling myths about eggs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Fresh eggs contain:

    • A.

      Antioxidants

    • B.

      Carotenoids

    • C.

      Vitamin A

    • D.

      Omega-3 fats

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Fresh eggs contain antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamin A, and omega-3 fats. All of these contribute to why fresh eggs might prevent heart disease.

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  • 2. 

    Powdered eggs have the same nutritional value as fresh eggs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. The cholesterol in natural eggs is good cholesterol. The cholesterol in powdered eggs is oxidized, which causes atherosclerosis (a condition in which fatty material collects along the walls of arteries). Powdered eggs also have unhealthy omega-6 fats.

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  • 3. 

    Eggs contain a higher quality food protein than milk or fish.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Eggs contain the highest quality food protein known. Based on the essential amino acids it provides, egg protein is second only to mother's milk for human nutrition.

    On a scale with 100 representing top efficiency, the biological values of proteins in eggs is 93.7 compared to milk at 84.5 and fish at 76.0.

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  • 4. 

    Eggs from hens raised indoors are more healthy than eggs from pastured hens.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Pastured yolks contain more monounsaturated fat, vitamins A and E, folic acid, lutein, and beta-carotene than indoor eggs. Pastured eggs are also dramatically richer in omega-3 fats and have a more ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats (1:1) than indoor eggs (almost 20:1).

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  • 5. 

    Which eggs are considered best?

    • A.

      Eggs advertised as "free-range"

    • B.

      Eggs advertised as "cage-free"

    • C.

      Eggs advertised as "vegetarian"

    • D.

      A and B, they mean the same thing

    Correct Answer
    A. Eggs advertised as "free-range"
    Explanation
    "Free-range" eggs are considered the best because these chicken are uncaged and have access to land and therefore are more likely to consume necessary protein (ideally in the form of insects or worms). "Cage-free" chickens are uncaged, but they generally do not have access to the outdoors. "Vegetarian" eggs means chickens aren't fed ground-up meat or grains with insects or worms, therefore lacking the necessary protein in their diet.

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  • 6. 

    Like apples, an egg a day keeps the doctor away.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Eating eggs should be done in moderation as they have the highest amount of cholesterol (all of it in the yolk) than any other food. However, research has show that people who eat 4-5 eggs per week had lower risk of health disease than those who ate less than one egg per week. So eating eggs is good, just do over do it.

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