Advances in the value of eggs and egg components for human health.

  title={Advances in the value of eggs and egg components for human health.},
  author={Jennifer A Kovacs-Nolan and Marshall Phillips and Yoshinori Mine},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={53 22},
The avian egg is an important source of nutrients, containing all of the proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, and growth factors required by the developing embryo, as well as a number of defense factors to protect against bacterial and viral infection. Moreover, eggs are now understood to contain substances with biological functions beyond basic nutrition, and extensive research has been undertaken to identify and characterize these biologically active components. This review mainly focused on… CONTINUE READING


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