How to Eat More Raw Egg Yolks
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The nutrition provided by eggs are a notoriously contentious subject. Personally – I love them, both for nutrition and frugality.
Eggs are a nutrient rich, natural, whole food, and despite what the health craze of the last two decades would lead you to believe, the majority of an egg's nutrition lies in its yolk, not in its white. Of course, the two parts are complimentary, but if you're going to separate them, the yolk is the golden prize.
And what I find especially fascinating is how much nutrition is packed into an egg yolk. Here's an especially enlightening quote from WHFoods:
“Eggs have long been recognized as a source of high-quality protein. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other public health authorities actually use eggs as their reference standard for evaluating the protein quality in all other foods… The high quality of egg protein is based on the mixture of amino acids it contains. (Amino acids are the building blocks for making proteins.) Eggs provide a complete range of amino acids, including branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine), sulfur-containing amino acids (methionine, cysteine), lysine, tryptophan, and all other essential amino acids. Their protein is sometimes referred to as a ‘complete protein' for this reason.” (source)
Did you catch that? The protein in eggs is considered to be of such high quality and bio-availabililty that the proteins in all other foods are compared to eggs in order to determine their quality. Fascinating!
I also find it fascinating that eggs are one of the few non-sea-based foods to provide a high amount of iodine and selenium.
Since I started studying Dr. Weston A. Price's research, I've often heard the statement that land-locked native peoples often traded for and prized seafood, such as shrimp and seaweed, for its iodine content.
However, I've often wondered how those peoples satisfied their needs for those essential minerals and other nutrients when they couldn't get seafood. This, perhaps, answers that question – eggs! (Assuming the eggs of wild fowl provide a similar nutrient profile to that of chickens, of course.)
So, eggs are nutritious no matter how you eat them, but then there's the matter of eating them raw….
Short of the images from the pop-culture film Napolean Dynamite of a crazy farmer breaking an egg into a pitcher of orange juice and guzzling it down or Rocky stumbling to his fridge early in the morning to break eggs directly into his drinking glass, how do you go about getting more raw egg yolks in your diet in realistic ways?
For that, my friend Marillyn best answers that question (with pictures of gorgeous brilliantly orange yolks from her own hens, nonetheless! Something I can only dream about at this point…) and she offers a number of ways to get more raw egg yolks in your diet in delicious ways.
She also gives some really great straight-forward advice on the benefits of raw egg yolks to pregnant and nursing moms. (SO important!)
Click here to read more about the benefits of raw egg yolks and get delicious recipes at Just Making Noise!
So, I'll leave the final word in this article to you…..
What's YOUR favorite way to eat raw egg yolks?
I’ve been putting one a day into my bullet proof coffee, along with some vanilla.
I looooooove homemade Eggnog! Egg yolks, coconut milk, raw honey, cinamon and nutmeg! Voila!!! Easy Peasy!
I’d love the recipe! I’m trying to get started eating egg yolks and i need help! 🙂
Here’s our recipe for old-fashioned eggnog. Yum! https://nourishingjoy.com/old-fashioned-eggnog/
We eat raw egg yolks in ice cream and frozen yogurt. In fact, I just made some!
Now that is a good one! I will do this! Thankyou!
Drop one into your breakfast smoothie, and lots of honey sweetened homemade ice cream for dessert of course. Sunny side up eggs with sourdough spelt bread and soft boiled eggs give you the raw, just warmed yolk with the cooked white.
My breakfast when I don’t have”time” for breakfast consists of 2 beaten organic eggs with a dash of organic soy sauce, 1-2 tsp of coconut oil or olive oil, and black pepper. Just drink it down. The oil is to add “staying power.” Otherwise, I’d be hungry again in 30 minutes. I have no aversion to raw eggs since my mother is Japanese and raw eggs were always being added to something she was making. Quail eggs are good, too!
Love it! 🙂
When I was young one of our neighbors show as what she used to do for her kids she takes a hot tea and mix with the whole egg back and forth in a glass then gifts the kids and her kids skin was so beautiful and healthy the beginning it was gross when I hair but then we try it and we were so surprised, no one could even tell there was egg inside that tea, I even trick some of my families and friends I just ask them do you need a cup of tea with milk in it and they say yes then I give them they never even know the difference after they’re done I used to tell them and they used to be grossed but then at the end they were so surprised how they couldn’t tell the difference between the milk and the egg in the tea there is no smell or anything like that just cup of tea with milk simple. You should all try you’d be amazed.
I drop two egg yolks into my hot chicken noodle soup and stir to blend.. makes a great creamy broth.
I can only imagine how much nutrition a egg can offer. Imagine a period of 21 days the contents of one single egg have enough for a small baby chick to grow starting of smaller than your eye can see till the baby chick is big enough to walk on his own on day 1 after hatching. Very amazing. I know in relation to a human it sound not much but in comparison it is a lot.