Why Quail Eggs are Dangerous and Who Should Not Eat Them

Quail eggs improve memory, mental abilities, skin, nails, hair, and immunity. But not everyone can eat them.

Every housewife has bought quail eggs at least once. Their benefits for the body are almost legendary. However, they should not be abused. In addition, there are people for whom quail eggs are not recommended.

What are quail eggs good for?

Quail eggs improve memory, mental abilities, skin, nails, hair, and immunity. One quail egg provides almost all of a person’s daily requirement for vitamin B12, selenium, riboflavin, and choline.

Selenium and riboflavin are important nutrients that help your body break down food and convert it into energy. Selenium also helps ensure healthy thyroid function. Vitamin B12 and iron contribute to the healthy functioning of the nervous system and help maintain optimal energy levels through their role in red blood cell formation.

Choline helps the body produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that sends messages from your nervous system to your muscles. Beta-carotene improves skin and hair conditions.

The calcium contained in the shell (which can be crushed and eaten as it is very soft) is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Together with vitamin D, it helps prevent rickets.

Quail eggs are also rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can help reverse cellular damage. The yolk of a quail egg relieves the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis, a severe inflammatory condition caused by food allergies.

Which eggs are healthier – chicken or quail

Quail eggs contain 5 times more potassium, 4.5 times more iron, and 2.5 times more vitamins B1 and B2 than chicken eggs.

Quail eggs contain almost 15 times more protein than chicken eggs. Quail eggs contain more riboflavin than chicken eggs. On the other hand, chicken eggs contain more choline. An important nuance is that quail eggs are cooked faster than chicken eggs, so they retain more vitamins.

How many quail eggs can you eat per day?

Quail eggs should not be abused: for adults, the norm is 4-5 eggs per day, and for children – 1-3 eggs.

Why quail eggs are dangerous and who should not eat them

Quail eggs are a fairly dietary product. They can be given to children from 8 months of age. However, they can cause allergies, so allergy sufferers should be especially careful when eating them. Overeating or exceeding the permissible amount of quail eggs can cause stomach upset.

It is not recommended to eat quail eggs for people who have serious liver or kidney disease, especially people with cholelithiasis, as well as difficulties with protein absorption. It is said that quail eggs do not contain cholesterol. In fact, this is not true – it is even higher than in chicken eggs.

Another myth is that eating quail eggs instead of chicken eggs can prevent you from getting salmonellosis. This is not true, and it is best to eat them only after heat treatment.

Quail eggs – how long to cook

To cook quail eggs hard-boiled, they should be in boiling water for 5 minutes (3 minutes in the microwave). If you want soft-boiled eggs, they should be cooked for 1-2 minutes.

Unlike chicken eggs, quail eggs can be put into boiling water immediately – they will not burst.

They can be peeled in the traditional way or in a “chemical” way. To do this, the eggs should be placed in a vinegar solution (two-thirds vinegar to one-third water) for three hours, after which the shell simply “dissolves” and the only thing left to do is remove the film from the eggs.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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