In addition to being inexpensive and easy to prepare, eggs are very nutritious. Since they contain all nine of the essential amino acids, eggs are a high-quality “complete” protein. They also provide other nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, B12, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, and iron.
One large egg contains approximately 5 grams of fat; only 1.5 grams of this is saturated. For those who want to cut down on fat intake, you can discard some of the yolks when preparing egg dishes, since the yolk contains all of the fat.
So if you’re looking for a way to add more protein to your diet (and if you’re not allergic to them), eggs are an egg-cellent choice.
See this month’s recipe for a healthy, easy-to-make egg dish, Crustless Vegetable Pie.