Eggs contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals and are one of the best sources of high-quality protein.
There are only around 80 calories in a large egg, which means they are great if you’re on a diet or want to eat healthily.
Research published in Complete Nutrition in 2017 says that, as well as containing high quality protein and fatty acids, there are a number of key nutrients found in eggs – including vitamin D, which is important for our immune systems, B vitamins, selenium, iodine and choline – that are not present in many other foods, and in which many population groups are known to be deficient.
The report’s author Dr Carrie Ruxton explains: “The evidence is pointing to a specific role for eggs in health, as nature’s very own multivitamin. This may mean that health professionals could be justified in actively promoting the consumption of eggs.
“As recent government data shows, eggs are a veritable natural pharmacy of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and protein, putting them on a par with most of today’s so-called ‘superfoods’. Yet eggs are much more affordable and versatile.”
We’ve popped a simple, fun recipe together for a Chocolate Moelleux, using eggs and it’s below for you to try at home with your kids and grandkids, if you’re in the same bubble!
Chocolate Moelleux serves 4
200g chocolate (ideally about 70% cocoa solids)
150g unsalted butter
100g icing sugar
- Preheat the oven to around 200C. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bain marie.
- Mix together the icing sugar and flour in a separate bowl. Then add the eggs and mix well.
- Butter two ramekin dishes. When the chocolate/butter is truly melted, pour the mixture into the flour/icing sugar/egg bowl and mix completely.
- Pour mixture into the ramekins about 3/4s full. Cook for approx. 10mins, or until they have risen about an inch.
- I serve it still in the ramekin dish, saves any disasters.