Egg Nutrition Center Blog

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

Are free-range eggs more nutritious?

Blog Mineral Content of EggsOne of the top questions we receive here at the Egg Nutrition Center is whether the nutritional profile of an egg is influenced by the housing conditions of the hen, particularly free-range versus caged.  It’s a reasonable question to ask.  Free-range hens may forage for bugs and plants, which could conceivably alter the nutritional intake of the hen and hence...

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year EggsTomorrow marks the start of the Chinese New Year. 新年快乐 - Xin nian kuai le! Eggs are significant in Chinese culture, as a symbol for fertility and a big healthy family. Additionally, the egg white and yolk symbolize silver and gold, respectively, and can be gifts for friends during the new year’s festival. (more…)

Choline During Pregnancy Improves Infant Cognition

Untitled design (16)Choline is hot! In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration established a Reference Daily Intake value for choline of 550 mg. Then in June of 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates recommended the addition of choline to prenatal vitamins because of its essentiality in promoting cognitive development of the offspring. This was followed in August by a...