These tiny, motley eggs cook very quickly, look beautiful in salads, soups and snacks. And last but not least, this product is more affordable than the eggs of other birds (except, of course, chickens). But is this the only advantage of quail eggs? Researchers say no.
As the name implies, quail eggs are a product made by quail females. These birds are found throughout Europe, in parts of Asia, in northern Africa and in southern North America. Quail eggs are noticeably smaller than chicken or duck, but are very popular in many cuisines of the world.
Quail eggs can rightfully be called miniature, as they rarely weigh more than 10 grams (and this is 4 to 7 times less than chicken). Their shell is rather fragile, covered with characteristic brown spots. The yolk is proportionally larger than in chicken. And they are considered more useful than chicken.
A quail egg is not only an amazing source of protein. This product contains a high concentration of minerals and vitamins, as well as healthy cholesterol. Compared to chicken, a quail egg contains several times more vitamins B1 and B2. They contain iron, phosphorus, almost all B vitamins, selenium and many other useful components. All this makes quail eggs a dietary and extremely healthy food.
|Calorie content||158 kcal|
|Vitamin A||543 IU|
|Vitamin E||1.12 mg|
|Vitamin K||0.3 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.14 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.85 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.22 mg|
|Vitamin B5||1.86 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0.24 mg|
|Vitamin B9||66 mcg|
|Vitamin B12||1.7 mcg|
Recently, more and more information has appeared on the Internet about the healing properties of quail delicacy. It is said that this product improves vision, adds strength, improves metabolism, lowers blood pressure, soothes allergic reactions, cleanses the body of toxins and even treats chronic diseases. Some suggest that the quail delicacy is useful for the prevention of more than three dozen diseases. But which of all this is true? Below are only facts based on scientific research.
Quail eggs contain an impressive amount of vitamin A, a substance indispensable for people eager to maintain good vision and healthy eyes.
The antioxidant abilities of the vitamin protect against macular degeneration, prevent cataracts, and improve eyesight.
Quail eggs contain fatty acids that are good for human health. These substances perform several functions in the body. One of them is the regulation of the levels of good and bad cholesterol in the bloodstream.
Activates healthy cell growth
Like chicken eggs, quail eggs provide a lot of proteins. Proteins, entering the body, play the role of building material for the restoration and creation of new muscle cells, bones, blood vessels.
Regulate blood pressure
This quail product is rich in beneficial chemicals. One of them is potassium. The main advantage of this mineral is the protection of the heart and the stabilization of blood pressure.
By the way, chemical analysis showed that the concentration of potassium in quail eggs is much higher than in chicken.
Cleanse the body
Detoxification is an important process for the human body, especially in a world filled with toxins, pollutants, heavy metals. Studies have shown that quail eggs help cleanse the blood, remove toxic substances, and prevent the formation of kidney stones and the genitourinary system.
Prevent chronic diseases
Antioxidants are important for humans as components that fight free radicals. This means that thanks to antioxidants, the risk of developing cancer and other chronic diseases is noticeably reduced. In this regard, quail eggs are an indispensable product in which the reserves of one of the most powerful antioxidants - vitamin A.
This product contains an ovomukoid protein, which, when ingested, works as an anti-allergenic agent.
Dishes from quail proteins in a natural way remove or alleviate the symptoms of allergic reactions, including itching, runny nose and other external manifestations. Many pharmaceutical companies extract ovomucoid from quail products and make vaccines from it.
An impressive list of nutrients in the product makes these tiny eggs an effective source of energy. A portion of the product contains almost 6 g of protein. That's why quail eggs breakfast can provide an adult body with energy for an active day, improve well-being and even mood. Some researchers suggest replacing the morning coffee with eggs. It is said that both products give an almost identical charge of energy.
Salmonella is a dangerous bacterium for humans, which sometimes penetrates the eggs of birds. The reasons for this can be different: from the disease of the laying bird itself to the improper conditions for holding birds in the chicken coop. For this reason, doctors strongly recommend eating only dishes with a fully prepared protein and yolk. This means that even with the lowest probability of infection of eggs, they cannot be cooked with fried eggs with a liquid yolk, as well as cocktails or creams that contain raw proteins or yolks. But when it comes to a quail product, you can not worry. These are perhaps the only eggs in which there is no salmonella. This is explained by the fact that they contain in large quantities the substance lysozyme, which is deadly for the salmonella bacterium. Another reason is quail body temperature. It is higher than that of chickens, and harmful bacteria do not survive in such heat.
Who is useful
With many medicinal properties, this product is useful for people with such disorders:
- diseases of the liver, stomach, kidneys;
- copper deficiency;
- reduced immunity;
- bacterial diseases;
Also, the product is recommended to be included in the diet for people living in contaminated areas to protect against radiation.
Quail eggs for treatment
For people of different ages, a quail product is recommended to be consumed in such quantities:
- children under 3 years of age - no more than a couple per day;
- 3-10 year olds - 3 pieces each;
- under the age of 18 years - 4 pieces;
- adults under 50 years old - 5-6 eggs;
- after 50 years - no more than 4-5 pieces per day.
This product is especially useful for the elderly, pregnant and lactating mothers. Quail eggs are useful for expectant mothers as a remedy for severe toxicosis, as well as as a protection against spontaneous abortion.
In addition, some scientists say that this product has the properties of an aphrodisiac.
An ancient recipe for strengthening immunity
A course of treatment that lasts 40 days will require 240 quail eggs. The treatment regimen is very easy. Every morning, on an empty stomach, eat 1 raw quail egg mixed with a small amount of honey, and eat 2 pieces at bedtime.
For the treatment of fever
To reduce body temperature, the patient should be given a drink of eggs, sugar and vodka. For 5 pieces of quail eggs, take 1 tablespoon of sugar and 100 g of vodka. It is best to take this medicine at night.
To improve the functioning of the stomach
A mixture of 4 quail eggs, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 30 g of brandy, drunk on an empty stomach, activates the digestive system.
Remedy for sprains and bruises
Mix 4 raw eggs with a little vinegar. Leave for 2 days - during this time, the eggs should completely dissolve. Add about 100 g butter to the resulting mixture. Mix (the consistency of the cream should be). This means to smear sore spots. Ointment is also effective for arthritis, rheumatism, osteochondrosis.
Feasible side effects
No matter how long the list of benefits of quail eggs is, they still contain a certain amount of saturated fat.
And this point is the main reason why it is undesirable to abuse the product, especially to people with cardiac disorders.
How to choose, store and cook
A quail egg can be stored at room temperature for about a month, and in the refrigerator for 90 days. But still, before using it is not out of place to check the freshness of the product. To do this, pour cold water into a jar and dip the quail eggs in it. If they sank to the bottom - fresh, surfaced - it's time to throw it away.
You can use the product just like chicken. Moreover, they taste almost identical. Before you start cooking, you should find out that four quail eggs correspond to one chicken. It will take only 1-2 minutes to cook this tiny delicacy soft-boiled, and 5 minutes to boil it hard boiled.
Prepare minced meat from chicken, garlic, pepper, salt. Boil quail eggs, peel. Make a cake out of minced meat, put an egg on it, form a ball. Dip it in breadcrumbs, then in a downed chicken egg. Fry in a large amount of hot vegetable oil. Garnish with greens before serving.
Mix the diced mozzarella, the halves of the cherry tomatoes, the hard-boiled quail eggs (also cut in half), lettuce and finely chopped red onions. As a dressing, a sauce of olive oil, mustard seeds, black pepper and salt is suitable.
From medium-sized tomatoes, cut off the upper part and carefully remove the pulp. Pour 3 quail eggs into the resulting “bowls”, add spices, grated cheese and herbs. Bake in a well-heated oven until a golden cheese crust is formed.
The healing properties of quail eggs have been known to mankind for more than a century. Researchers say that even the Egyptians and ancient Chinese civilizations used this small egg to treat big health problems. Modern researchers have made many amazing discoveries about the properties of this product. But the scientific work continues: scientists suggest that even now we do not know everything about the benefits of these eggs.