By Jamie Rathbun
Eggs are quick-to-cook, tasty, inexpensive, and versatile. (Think scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, baked, and deviled; and omelets, egg salad, French toast, etc.) FAQs about Egg Nutrition Why are eggs considered a nutrient dense food? One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals with only 70 calories. At just 17 cents each, eggs are affordable and also contain 6 grams of high quality protein and all nine essential amino acids. Eggs are an excellent source of choline and selenium, and a good source of high-quality protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and riboflavin.
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