Bioactive egg components and their potential uses

  title={Bioactive egg components and their potential uses},
  author={Marc Anton and Françoise Nau and Yves Nys},
Hen egg plays a crucial role in the development of embryonic bird. It serves first as source of energy and nutriments of high digestibility and, second, protects embryonic bird against external aggressions. The unique structure of egg with yolk containing the embryo surrounded by albumen and shell as physical barriers is the first element of this protection. The second one consists in the peculiar composition of yolk, albumen and shell with many molecules possessing elevated biological… CONTINUE READING