PROPERTIES OF EGG YOLK
What are the main properties of egg yolk?
Egg yolk is a very important food because:
- It contains abundant proteins.
- It is rich in minerals, specially calcium, phosphorus and iron. All of them involved in the conservation and maintenance of bones. Its high content in vitamin D also helps to promote the absorption of calcium.
What is the food composition of egg yolk?
The following table shows the food composition of the egg yolk. It is worth mentioning its very high energy value, since egg yolk provides more than 350 kcal per 100g.
Mineral and vitamin content is much more higher than in egg white. (look at the difference in what refers to calcium, phosphorus and iron, for example)
More information about eggs in the listing above.
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