In Kenya, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to the safety, appearance, nutritional value and consumption of eggs.
Here are some common facts about eggs
1.Egg Whites are healthier than yolks:
There is a drastic difference in the number of calories egg yolk and white contain. The yolk of a large egg holds about 55 calories while the white part has 17 calories.The crucial fact which cannot be ignored here is that egg yolks contain more nutrients than egg whites.
2. Kienyeji eggs are better than the normal ones:
It’s not that you need to avoid hormone-free eggs, but you should understand that the label is something of a marketing trick. Whether the label says so or not, all eggs are not going to have hormones
3. Freezing Eggs is bad:
This is not true,you can actually refrigerate eggs for a while. That said, once an egg is refrigerated you should keep it chilled and not leave it out for more than two hours.
4.Have No Benefits for Eye Health:
Yes, they do!!! Egg yolks are high in lutein, a type of carotenoid that helps fight macular degeneration, the leading cause of legal blindness.
5.Increase Stroke Risk:
It has always been claimed that because of the cholesterol in them, they must be bad for the heart.
6. They Make You Grow Fat:
Studies clearly show that eating up three whole eggs in a day is safe. There is no evidence that going beyond that is harmful. Eggs are pretty much nature’s perfect food.
7. People with Cholesterol shouldn’t eat eggs:
For a very long time, doctors have always told patients at risk for heart disease that they should avoid high-cholesterol foods and these eggs were kept on the do-not-eat list. But now, science is changing.