Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
Egg Yolk: 15.86g
2. more calcium content per 100g
Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.
3. more beta carotene per 100g
Beta carotene is a pigment found in plants and is an antioxidant. When ingested, it converts to vitamin A1 (retinol), which is necessary for eye health, skin health and for maintaining a strong immune system.
Egg Yolk: 88µg
4. higher water content per 100g
Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.
Egg White: 87.57g
5. more lipids per 100g
Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
Egg Yolk: 26.54g
6. more ash per 100g
The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
Egg Yolk: 1.71g
7. more carbohydrates per 100g
Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
8. more dietary fiber per 100g
Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
9. smaller amount of sugars per 100g
The total amount of sugars, including glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, and trehalose. A sugar-heavy diet can cause metabolic dysfunctions.
Quail Egg: 0.4g
10. less sucrose content per 100g
Sucrose, also known as table sugar, is composed out of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is rich in calories, but doesn’t have a high nutritional value.
11. more glucose per 100g
Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the main source of energy.
Egg White: 0.34g
12. less fructose per 100g
Fructose, also called fruit sugar, is a monosaccharide which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Consuming too much fructose can cause high blood pressure.
13. more lactose content per 100g
Lactose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) usually found in milk, composed of galactose and glucose.
14. more maltose content per 100g
Maltose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) which helps regulate digestion due to its antimicrobial properties.
Egg Yolk: 0.07g
15. more galactose content per 100g
Galactose is one of the monosaccharides found in lactose. It is less sweet than glucose and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system.
Egg Yolk: 0.07g
16. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Egg Yolk: 1346kJ
17. more iron content per 100g
Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
Turkey Egg: 4.1mg
18. more magnesium per 100g
Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
19. more phosphorus per 100g
Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
Egg Yolk: 390mg
20. more potassium per 100g
Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.
Duck Egg: 222mg
21. more sodium per 100g
Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.
Egg White: 166mg
22. more zinc per 100g
Zinc plays an important part in cell division and in strengthening the immune system.
Egg Yolk: 2.3mg
23. more copper per 100g
Copper is an essential trace mineral that helps in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are essential for tissue and bone integrity.
Egg Yolk: 0.08mg
24. more manganese per 100g
Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.
Egg Yolk: 0.06mg
25. more selenium per 100g
Selenium is an important mineral with antioxidant properties. It helps the body's detoxification system and strengthens the immune system.