What are the benefits of quail eggs?

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What are the benefits of quail eggs?
Quail Eggs are Speckled (Getty Thinkstock)

The quail egg is prized as a dietary and healing food. It is recorded that Chinese medical practitioners have used quail eggs for thousands of years to remedy aliments such as rhinitis, asthma, hay fever, spasmodic cough along with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. More recently the benefits are found in quail egg capsules sold online.

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Chicken Egg vs. Quail Egg

Quail eggs are packed with vitamins and minerals. Even with their small size, their nutritional value is three to four times greater than chicken eggs. Quail eggs contain 13 per cent proteins compared to 11 per cent in chicken eggs. Quail eggs also contain 140 per cent of vitamin B1 compared to 50 per cent in chicken eggs. In addition, quail eggs provide five times as much iron and potassium. Unlike chicken eggs, quail eggs have not been know to cause allergies or diathesis. Actually they help fight allergy symptoms due to the ovomucoid protein they contain.

What are the benefits of quail eggs?
Chicken eggs are considerable larger (hen's eggs and quail's eggs image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Health Benefits

Regular consumption of quail eggs helps fight against many diseases. They are a natural combatant against digestive tract disorders such as stomach ulcers. Quail eggs strengthen the immune system, promote memory health, increase brain activity and stabilise the nervous system. They help with anaemia by increasing the level of haemoglobin in the body while removing toxins and heavy metals. The Chinese use quail eggs to help treat tuberculosis, asthma, and even diabetes. If you are a sufferer of kidney, liver, or gallbladder stones quail eggs can help prevent and remove these types of stones.

Complementary Benefits

Children eating quail eggs are less inclined to suffer from infectious diseases than other children do. In men, quail eggs provide the prostate gland with phosphorus, proteins, and vitamins that can be a powerful stimulant for sexual potency. Women find that the egg improves skin colour and strengthens hair. This is why quail eggs are in facial and in hair care products.

Ways to Consume Quail Eggs

If you purely want to promote your health without concern for intake you can eat raw quail eggs after washing them in boiling water. You don’t have to worry about salmonella with quail eggs as quails are resistant to infections due to their increased content of lysozyme that kills harmful bacteria. For this method eating three to five quail eggs each morning promotes a strong immune system and improves metabolism.

Raw quail egg consumption provides stronger health benefits than cooked eggs.

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