Eggs have become a popular breakfast food all over the world. One primary reason is it’s easy to cook. But, there is more to an egg than its easy cooking process. It is also one of the healthiest food today except for its high cholesterol content. For that reason, it is strongly recommended that one should only eat one a day. In addition to that, if you want to acquire all of its nutrients, opting for hard boiled eggs is the most efficient way to do it. With that being said, this article would give you some facts on why boiled eggs are highly preferred. Along with that, you’ll also learn a few tricks on how to boil the perfect egg.
Depending on the type you like, you can either boil chicken, quail or duck eggs. Although chicken eggs are the most common ingredient for hard-boiled eggs, you can also use duck or quail. There is no variation within their tastes but duck eggs has more protein, vitamin B, minerals and cholesterol contents compared to chicken eggs. Quail eggs on the other hand are smaller, tastier and in some expert’s opinion healthier than chicken eggs. Comparing all three types, duck eggs are healthier even though it has more calories. The reason for this is that according to some studies, only 10% of its cholesterol content reaches the human body’s blood stream so it does not cause any harm at all. Nonetheless, by proper cooking hard-boiled eggs, you’ll get all its nutrients.
One important trick in cooking the perfect hard-boiled eggs is the time. Depending on the size, you have to boil it 12 minutes for medium size, 17 minutes for large sizes and 19 minutes for extra-large eggs. Afterwards, you have to submerge it in cold water or refrigerate it for at least 10 minutes. This is to make sure that the white part of the egg will not stick with the shell. In addition to that using 3 to 5 days old eggs, will guarantee easy peeling. The simplest explanation for this is the lack of maturity in regards to fresh egg’s white membrane. Overcooked hard-boiled eggs would form discoloration within the yolk. This is perfectly normal due to the reaction between iron and sulfur. But, if you want a perfect egg, you might want to stick to the recommended boiling time mentioned above.
There are many reasons to opt for hard-boiled eggs. One particular reason is that it aids in losing weight due to its protein contents. It is also noted as good for the brain, eye and skin due to its vitamin B, lutein and choline contents. And lastly, eggs are imperative for the proper functioning of the human cells.