Baladi Eggs eaten Raw??

General Overview

The Yolk

The yolk, the yellowish part of the egg, is a rich source of cholesterol. 1 egg contains around 200mg of cholesterol which contribute more than half of the daily cholesterol allowance. Thus, egg yolks ought to be consumed in moderation; when you want to consider egg yolks in the diet make sure you cut cholesterol from other sources during that day. 1 egg yolk is around 50 Kcal.

The White

Egg whites are very rich in proteins with no fats in comparison to the yolks (considering the egg whites are not fried). 1 Egg white is around 20 kcal. Moreover, the white is rich in folate, selenium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

BALADI EGGS and EATING IT RAW!!

We always hear our Teta severely recommend raw eggs (what is widly known in Arabic as “Brishit”); the most famous recipe was mixing 1 raw egg with a cup of milk and drinking it for breakfast considering it as a way of enhancing health.

Especially the eggs coming from Teta’s backyard chickens; backyard chickens were always linked to raw eggs; what they call in Lebanon as “The Baladi Eggs”. Having the conception that if the egg comes from our own backyard chickens then it’s for sure highly nutritious, safe and should be eaten raw.

ALERT!!

Consuming raw eggs poses high risks of food-borne infection, such as Salmonella. Moreover, eggs contains a compound named “Avidin” which is an anit-nutitive protein found mainly in the whites, that prevents the absorption of Biotin, a vitamin having a key role in metabolism regulation.

It’s very important to cook well the eggs before consumption and that also include the sunny face cooked eggs.

“Baladi Egg does NOT mean SAFE or Highly Nutritious”

Additional References:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/442750-list-of-health-benefits-of-eating-raw-eggs/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/252979-what-are-the-health-benefits-of-egg-whites/
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/health-tip/HT00051/rss=6

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