Quail eggs: Speckled pearls of goodness
Quail eggs are so tiny compared to chicken eggs that one can even wonder how they can be called a super food! But did you know that quail eggs contain:
- 13% protein per egg compared to 11% in chicken eggs
- 2 times more Vitamin A and B2
- 3 times more Vitamin B1
- 5 times more potassium and iron, than chicken eggs?
Quail eggs also contain far more phosphorous and calcium than chicken eggs! You can enjoy your quail eggs boiled, scrambled, pouched or however you like them although it is said they are best eaten raw. Yes, you can eat quail eggs raw without fear of contracting salmonellosis! This is because quails have a higher body temperature than chicken which makes it impossible for the salmonella germ to thrive. These eggs are also resistant to other germs, such as those that cause allergies and diathesis since they contain more lysozyme which is effective in killing bacteria.
Quail Eggs Health Benefits
Quail eggs have long been used in Chinese Medicine to treat a myriad of health problems including hay fever and asthma. They boost the immune system, promote growth, fight off bad cholesterol, stimulate brain function, sexual potency, cure digestive disorders, soothe inflammatory conditions, prevent cancer, purify blood from heavy metals and toxins, alleviate liver and kidney problems, and more!
They are rich in protein, amino acids, sulphur, phosphorous, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, vitamins A, B complex, D, and other essential micro-nutrients.
Quail egg shells are equally nutritious as well! They can be crushed to powder in a coffee grinder and used in any recipe. Quail egg shells are used to treat and prevent osteoporosis as they increase bone density.
Quail eggs for skin, hair & beauty
Some face masks and hair treatment products contain components of quail egg because quail eggs are known to boost beauty. Eating quail eggs promotes lustrous locks of healthy hair and adds a vibrant glow to skin. Quail eggs can also be applied externally to skin and hair, just as you would use eggs for beauty.
Since organic quail eggs are a bit pricey, you may buy them at least once in two months and have one every breakfast in your smoothie, or eat them boiled with something more filling like porridge or toast. For your facial treatments, use only a teaspoon of quail egg in face masks. For hair masks, mix 1 quail egg with other ingredients and adjust them to suit your hair length.