Eggs are an ideal food to meet the needs of young children as part of a balanced diet. They are high in protein and packed with vitamins A, D, E and B group – essential for healthy growth and development. They also contain minerals including zinc, calcium and iron.
Eggs are a perfect source of protein because:
- They are high in protein – one medium egg contributes 45% of the daily amount of protein needed by a toddler and 14% of the daily amount needed by a woman.
- The protein is easily digested, absorbed and used by the body.
- They contain all eight indispensable amino acids (those which cannot be made by the body)