From centuries quail eggs are not only a valuable gift of nature, but a useful and delicious food for people. These small and colorful eggs are quail products which in themselves are very delicate and demanding birds. Their eggs are considered to be one of the most valuable food products because of their antibacterial, immune modulating, and anti inflamatory action. They are rich in many trace elements and vitamins, in addition, are without cholesterol. Quail eggs are very small - between 10-12 g.
Although very useful and delicious, quail eggs are not among the most common foods. Most people do not take advantage of their valuable benefits, such as healing and even being diet food. Ancient Tibetans have developed different healing recipes that include quail eggs, for whole centuries, the people in Asia know the benefits of the small ovule.
Asians were convinced that they have the power to calm the nervous system and improve the immune system. Old Japanese tradition dictates that every day kids must have one quail egg. It was believed that it stimulates proper growth and improves appetite.
It is important to know that quail eggs may even be best consumed raw, because that retains all of their nutrients after treatment may remove much of these. It is noteworthy that in the quail eggs can have salmonella because they have a very strong skin and a small breathing hole in the shell.
This prevents penetration of harmful bacteria. Furthermore, quails have a high body temperature (about 42 ° C), making them resistant to infectious diseases. That is why they are kept without vaccination, making them environmentally friendly food that will not make harmful deposits in the human body.
Composition of quail eggs
Paradoxically to how small quail eggs are, they have many biologically active substances that important for your health. They can be found to have very important micro elements and vitamins. Quail eggs have nutritional value that is 3-4 times higher than that of hen eggs.
A raw quail egg, weighing approximately 9 g has 14 calories, 1 g protein, 2% fat, 76 ml cholesterol, 1% vitamin A, 1% calcium, 2% iron. Many eggs contain [vitamin B12, phosphorus, protein, riboflavin and selenium], and have a high content of saturated fat and cholesterol. It has been shown that unlike chicken eggs, quail eggs do not contain bad cholesterol and that makes them a much more useful product. Surprisingly, given the small size of quail eggs, they are real calorie bomb. They contain only 1% carbohydrates, but 63% fat and 36% protein.
Selection and storage of quail eggs
Choose healthy eggs that have no cracks in their shells. The deadline for storage in the refrigerator should not exceed one month, and at room temperature - no more than 5 days.
Cooking quail eggs
Quail eggs are considered a delicacy, but can easily be found on the market and easily found in the shops of most major retailers. Because of the huge benefits for human health. it is good to regularly eat quail eggs. They can be prepared similarly to those from a hen, but note that only raw quail eggs retain their full nutritional value. For cooking, always use fresh eggs.
Especially popular is the youth cocktail, which is made with quail eggs and is quite tasty and refreshing, it is extremely useful.
Recipe for the youth cocktail:
Coke - 120 ml
Brandy - 20 ml, or rum
Lemon - 1 slice
Sugar - 1 tsp
quail eggs - 2 fresh
Mix all products, beat them well, and add soda. Pour into a tall glass and serve with ice cubes if so desired.
Benefits of quail eggs
Quail eggs have a high nutritional, therapeutic and prophylactic value. Although the size of a walnut, 12-15 grams, each equivalent of 4 quail eggs is equal to 1 hen’s egg, but with several times higher nutritional value and a great beneficial effect on the human body.
Quail eggs have a beneficial effect on the human body because the immune system amplifies, then normalizes the activity of the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems, and also help the body discharge of radionuclides and heavy metals. They found high levels of lecithin in them, which means that the consumption of raw quail eggs reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, prevents allergic reactions and quail eggs have a toning effect.
These small gifts of nature are excellent for the treatment of allergies, asthma, anemia and immune deficiency. Lower blood pressure, promote the burning of sugar, regulate water exchange and as already mentioned, regulate gastric secretions. If you are struggling fatigue and headaches, two quail eggs can make a miracle and eliminate these symptoms.
It is believed that the shell of quail eggs is particularly useful for adolescents because their body processes of bone formation are the most intensive and require a smooth addition of calcium. Regular consumption of quail eggs can help children grow a full and proper brain development because of the presence of many trace elements beneficial for brain development.
A curious fact is that the frequent use of 4-5 raw eggs repeatedly increases sexual potency in men and libido in women. They accelerate the disposal of gall and kidney stones and slow aging. They are recommended in pulmonary tuberculosis, diabetes and ulcers. Small quail eggs have a very strong zipper and small breathing hole in the shell, which prevents their contamination with harmful bacteria.
Interestingly, the body temperature of quails is 42 degrees, which prevents the growth of bacteria. That is why they can easily be eaten raw. They contain ovomucoid protein that inhibits allergic reactions. From quail eggs even medicine is prepared (ovomucoid extract), used to treat allergies.
Dangers of quail eggs
For active dose is about 2 quail eggs, but every organism it is individual. It is good and it is advisable not to overdo these little beauties and useful - more than 5 eggs a day can be harmful, especially to people with liver problems. Although they are not allergens, there are always exceptions and quail eggs can cause an adverse reaction.