DYK: You get more nutrients in the egg yolk?

I recently had a friend tell me she did not know that half the protein in eggs comes from the yolk. It got me thinking, so often when we hear "egg yolk" we think cholesterol. Yes the cholesterol is in the yolk and for most healthy adults, research spanning over 10 years now shows eating  an egg every day does not increase risk for heart disease. So just for the record, most of the nutrients are in fact in the yolk.  Here's what's packed into that little yolk:

  • Half the protein
  • Fat (5 g which is the same as a cup of 2% milk)
  • Cholesterol
  • Choline
  • Vitamins A, B, D, E,
  • Folate
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Lutein

As for the whites, they pretty much provide the other half of the protein, making eggs and excellent source of protein. Did y0u know the yolk was so highly nutritious? Carol