Eggs are a breakfast powerhouse, but many people are not aware of the vitamins and minerals these shells of glory have. These nutrients are mainly found in the yolk. Yes folks, the yolk. Next time you order egg whites, think of the nutrients below you’re missing out on.
What You Lose Without the Yolk
Eggs are packed with nutrients. One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals – all for 70 calories. While egg whites contain some of the eggs’ high quality protein, riboflavin and selenium, when you skip the yolk, you lose at least a portion of the following nutrients found in part in the yolk and, in some cases, entirely in the yolk alone: