Guinea fowl eggs look different from chicken. They are a bit wider and shorter. In this case they have a pear-like shape. Their color can vary from light yellow to dark brown. Often there are specimens painted in two shades.
One egg can have a weight of 40-45 grams. To the touch they are somewhat rough. However, sometimes they are completely smooth. Their shell has high strength, which makes it possible to transport over long distances. In addition, this feature protects the egg from infection with salmonella and many other bacteria.
These eggs are considered a useful dietary product. At the same time, they favorably differ from others in their hypoallergenic properties. To all this, eggs have a fairly low cholesterol level. They can be stored in a refrigerator or cool room at a temperature of 0-10 degrees to six months. It is worth noting that in many European countries guinea fowls are more common than a common chicken.
In the free sale of the eggs of this bird will be difficult to find. Since they rarely appear on supermarket shelves, and if they do appear, their cost is about 2-3 dollars for 10 pieces.
The egg contains many nutritional components and a large amount of protein. Despite this, 100 grams of the product is estimated at 43 kcal. Also in the egg are various vitamins useful for the human body, among them PP, D, B and E. In addition, the product has a number of minerals, namely iron, phosphorus, potassium and calcium. Along with this, there are amino acids, such as cystine, glutamine, lysine, asparagine and methionine.
The yolk itself is colored in a bright orange shade and is rich in provitamin A and carotenoids. The protein is also a very valuable product due to its bactericidal properties.
Useful properties and application
This type of eggs has long been used in the treatment of anemia, especially iron deficiency. In addition, this product is able to alleviate the condition of a person suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Also, eggs are recommended for use in disorders of the nervous system and in case of problems with metabolism.
Due to the fact that the product contains a large amount of vitamins and minerals they are useful for pregnant and lactating mothers. Since guinea fowl eggs are hypoallergenic, they can be consumed by humans, in which other eggs cause an allergic reaction. For children, they are also very useful. Therefore, it is recommended to include them in the child’s diet.
However, not only eggs can have a positive effect on human health. The shell is also very valuable in its properties. It contains calcium, which is fully absorbed by the body. In addition, it is rich in phosphorus, iron, zinc and silicon. However, it should be noted that the useful qualities of the shell depend mainly on the care of guinea fowl and on its full nutrition.
Use the shell is best in the form of powder. Before it is made, the eggshell is cleaned of the contents, and then boiled for about 5 minutes. During this time, it is necessary to change the water 2 times. Only after these procedures it should be well dried, and already at the very end it is ground and once a day is consumed in a teaspoon, while washing with water.
In cosmetology, eggs of guinea fowl also found their place. They are used for the manufacture of various masks, which are excellent at cleaning pores from contaminants and successfully fight the greasy shine of the skin.
It is best to eat this food in any way. From eggs prepare salads and desserts. They are also good for baking.