Love eggs? Does it matter if it is boiled egg, fried egg or Omelette? Truth is it does matter. The love of eating eggs is part of our staple diet and may have a lasting good or bad effect depending on our eating pattern.
While we choose egg as a main source of our nutrients, it is even more important to choose how we consume eggs. Most popular egg consumption pattern in India is hard boiled eggs and omelettes. Let us check on the facts about eggs. How many calories does an boiled egg and egg omelette have it? Are Boiled eggs more healthy than Omelette? Is there a difference in egg nutrition between Omelette and boiled eggs.
Without much of logic and analysis, between boiled eggs and omelette both of them are the same. The difference starts only by the cooking procedure. Nutrients of both type of eggs are almost same and does not change much depending on how it is used. But cooking methods makes a big impact on the fat, calorie and other nutrients.
Boiled eggs are straight forward and does not have added calories or fat from cheese or other ingredient while cooking. Hard boiled eggs are simply eggs boiled in water with its shells. So between the option given, Hard boiled eggs are a good choice from health perspective.
How Healthy Is Omelette
How healthy is Omelette depends on how we cook them. The health factors of omelette depends on the ingredients added while preparing the dish. If we just add veggies it adds the nutrition and makes it more healthier than plain boiled eggs. On contrary if we add it with more oil, cheese and unhealthy fat then your delicious omelette is your worst enemy for your body.
Macronutrients – Each large hard-boiled egg provides 78 calories, 6.3 grams of protein, 0.6 gram of carbohydrates and 5.3 grams of fat, including 1.6 grams of saturated fat. Fry that egg and you’ll increase the calories to 90 and the fat to 6.8 grams, including 2 grams of saturated fat, or 10 percent of the daily value for both fat and saturated fat.
Vitamins- Eat a large boiled egg and you’ll be getting 15 percent of the DV for riboflavin, 10 percent of the DV for vitamin B-12 and 11 percent of the DV for vitamin D. Fried eggs have a similar vitamin content, although the amounts are slightly less. Riboflavin helps produce red blood cells and turn carbohydrates into energy. You need vitamin B-12 for nervous system and brain function and vitamin D plays a role in immune function and calcium absorption.
Minerals- Fried eggs have a slightly higher mineral content than hard-boiled eggs. However, the only mineral they contain in significant amounts is phosphorus, with each large fried egg providing 10 percent of the DV. Hard-boiled eggs provide about 9 percent of the DV for this mineral. Phosphorus is essential for strong bones, producing DNA and kidney function.
Considerations- Oiled and fried eggs are similar in nutrition, with small differences due to the cooking method and the addition of oil to the fried egg. You can improve the nutrition of your eggs, regardless of your cooking method. While in healthy individuals moderate egg consumption doesn’t necessarily increase heart disease risk, it does appear to affect the risk for mortality more in people with diabetes.