At Slowsprings Farm we raise Standard and Jumbo Quail. Our Eggs average
12 grams and above. A larger Quail Egg offers more for your cooking and baking recipes.
Below we have addressed some of the more frequent quotes and statements you will find on-line or in literature
about the Quail Egg. Typically the statements made about Quail Egg nutrition are taken at face value or even chalked
up to folklore. Really, you never see the specifics about each vitamin and mineral the Quail Egg offers and how it helps
a human body. So we have elaborated on the most frequently seen Quail Egg benefit statements...
- "Quail egg nutritional value is three to four times greater than chicken eggs. For instance,
Quail eggs contain 13 percent proteins, compared to 11 percent in chicken eggs."
is this important? Because protein is what our body needs to build muscle and use as a long term energy source. Carbohydrates,
when consumed and not used by the body end up becoming fat that we carry. Protein found in Quail eggs is of superior quality
in that it is accompanied by a very high nutrient load. As follows:
- "Quail Eggs contain 140 percent of vitamin B1 compared to only 50 percent in chicken eggs."
Why is Vitamin B1 important? B1 is also called Thiamine. Thiamine is responsible in the biosynthesis of GABA.
Deficiency in Thiamine can cause optic neuropathology, Korzkoff's syndrome, a condition called Beriberi (involving neurological
system, cardio vascular systems and gastrointestinal systems), malaise, weight loss, irritability and confusion. Thiamine
is essential and can be obtained easily by consuming Quail Eggs.
- "Quail eggs provide five times as much iron and potassium."
Why are Iron and Potassium (minerals) essential to the human diet? Iron deficiency can result in anemia. Iron is
essential in binding to protein and carrying oxygen in the blood. Pre-menopausal women and children are most susceptible to
Iron deficiency. An Iron deficiency begins via the main regulatory mechanism of Iron, situated in the gastrointestinal tract.
When Iron is not absorbed there, deficiency /anemia can result. Quail eggs, providing 5 times the Iron to a chicken
egg are simply a far superior source in so small a portion. Potassium when mildly deficient in humans typically shows
no symptoms...However when symptoms do arise from a lack of Potassium intake they can present in the form of muscle weakness,
muscle cramps and or constipation. The main way we loose Potassium is through excessive fluid losses such as sweating,
polyuria (urinating a lot due to medications or diuretics such as caffeine intake) and by fluid losses from being sick (vomiting
So a small egg that delivers 5 times it's larger, more commonly
consumed counterpart (the Chicken Egg), in Iron and Potassium is absolutely powerful as a food and why we choose to
call the Quail Egg a Super Food with regard to nutrition.
- "Another important quail egg fact is that quail eggs have not been shown to cause allergies
or diathesis. They can actually help to fight allergy symptoms due to the ovomucoid protein they contain."
On the Quail Egg USDA Nutritional Data Fact sheet,
the Quail Egg receives an inflammatory food grade of "-7" . This is wonderful and a big reason why it is a beneficial
food persons with autoimmune or inflammatory conditions.
We have some wonderful Nutritionists that are on our frequent order list
through Slowsprings Farm. They love the Quail Egg as an alternative for those who are intolerant of the Chicken Egg in the
diet. When you are making changes and are trying to improve your health, it is important to get guidance on the proper way
to balance doing so. There are trained professionals who can help you make good decisions in your diet and what your specific
needs are. Particularly if you are intolerant of any egg product. Take care. Be well AND safe. Nutritionist and Doctors will
safely guide you. Eggs should always be cooked until firm and not runny. Eggs should always refrigerated at 41 degrees F,
until cooked for consuming.
- "Quail eggs contain twice as much vitamin A and B2 than a Chicken Egg."
A list of bodily functions that Vitamin A plays
a role in are as follows: Vision, Gene Transcription, Embryonic development and reproduction, Bone metabolism, Hematopoiesis,
Skin and cellular health, Antioxidant activity.
Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin. Riboflavin deficiency classically presents itself
via the cracked edges of the mouth ( Angular cheilitis), photophobia (light sensitivity) and dermatitis (dry< scaling skin)
and red bloodshot eyes (accompanying that photophobia). In animals, lack of Riboflavin can cause stunted growth and
"failure to thrive". We think the Quail Egg sounds better and better as we go down the nutrition list.
- The Quail egg is richer in phosphorus and calcium
than a chicken egg.
and children especially need extra calcium in the diet. Calcium promotes bone health.Calcium is essential for living organisms,
in particular in cell physiology, where movement of the calcium ion Ca2+ into and out of the cytoplasm functions as a signal
for many cellular processes. As a major material used in mineralization of bones and shells, calcium is the most abundant
metal by mass in many animals.
Phosphorus is essential for life. As phosphate, it is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP, and also the phospholipids that
form all cell membranes. Demonstrating the link between phosphorus and life, elemental phosphorus was historically first isolated
from human urine, and bone ash was an important early phosphate source.
- Quail eggs have been used for thousands of years
for a healing food. Chinese medicine uses include quail eggs to help with rhinitis, asthma, hay fever and skin conditions.
Quail egg is often found in facial and hair products.
Quail eggs have a high HDL cholesterol content (“good fat”)
and they are a high protein food providing higher levels of the B complex and are a non inflammatory food.
The above listed vitamin
and mineral evaluations, easily found through the internet or found in medical dictionaries, show you why... Humans
can become deficient in dietary nutrition by eating over processed and packaged foods. Returning to Whole Food, Slow
Food and Organic Food gives the body, nutrients once found by eating wild, fresh and nutrient dense food. It is science
based. It is medically documented, whether it be on-line, in books or medical journals.
Now Quail Eggs are being spotlighted on famous chef cooking
shows and health talk shows . The nutrient dense nature of Whole Foods, Slow Food and Organic Food, such as the Quail
Egg are needed for the human animal to survive and further...thrive.
We wanted to explore the list of nutrients the Quail Egg contain at higher
levels than a Chicken Egg and their role in the body. This nutritional point of view explains the consumption and prescription
in both ancient and modern times of the Quail Egg for health.
HDL cholesterol helps balance
the bad LDL cholesterol in blood levels. So Quail Eggs have the good kind of fat. Not all fat is bad. Not all cholesterol
is bad. Remind yourself by associating HDL with that H equaling “Happy”. LDL can be remembered by
the L equaling “Lousy”. Humans actually benefit by ingesting foods with higher HDL cholesterol.
- Do Quail eggs have cholesterol? Yes! The good kind. Quail eggs are rich in HDL cholesterol.
Finally...Quail Eggs taste richer. Due to the increased
levels of trace minerals stated above, there is a fuller flavor to the Egg of a Quail. Some have described the
taste as “richer” or “like butter”. Quail are naturally insectivorous and consume mostly seeds and
grasses or legumes in the wild.
Their shell is more protective than that of a Chicken egg, utilizing a stronger membrane just under the hard shell.
This membrane makes it more difficult for bacteria to enter naturally.
We think the Quail lay a fantastic “wild egg” in every
sense of the word!
Enjoy them. For their natural beauty, taste and health.
We encourage you to discover with us the important reasons Quail Eggs are such an important re-discovery
in the modern day health concious consumer. Families with children growing up in this era in which we are learning about food
allergens, intollerance, the effects of Genetically Modified Organism farming effecting our health and that of our children....HAVE
Read more in the links we would like to share with you:
http://www.nutrition-communications.com/uploadedfiles/file/2010%20NFS%20egg%20review.pdf Dr. Carrie Ruxten et al explores the health of Eggs.
"If it’s an Egg, it’s got to be a Quail EggQuail eggs are proved to be a very valuable source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12 and vitamin
D, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, phosphorus and other essential micro-nutrients, minerals and amino acids, which is why they
are recommended for regular consumption....In
order to strengthen the immune system and improve the blood quality a course of 60 eggs is recommended. Initially 3, then
5 eggs a day should be consumed. Obviously no one is suggesting that quail eggs are any kind of a wonder-medicine and will
cure serious illnesses like cancer or similar, but their positive effect on human body has been proven.
Quail eggs are considered to be one of the best
known natural treatment products. Chinese medical practitioners have been using quail eggs as a treatment for hundreds of
years with brilliant results. As quail eggs are slowly becoming an easy to get product on the market more and more people
are beginning to show interest in their use as an active natural medicine instead of the chemical products with so many side
Experts in natural
treatment methods claim that quail eggs have positive effects on people with stress problems, hypertension, digestive disturbance,
gastric ulcer, liver problems, blood pressure and lipid control, migraine, asthma, anemia, various types of allergies, eczema,
heart problems, bronchitises illnesses, depression, panic and anxiety illnesses. Quail eggs are also known to stimulate growth,
increase sexual appetite, stimulate brain functions which improves intelligence quotient and generally rejuvenates the body.
In the table below you will find suggestion
as to how to administrate quail eggs. The following recommendations are sorted by age:
|Age Group||Total No of Quail Eggs||Total No of Days||1st Day||2nd
Day||3rd Day||From the 4th Day on|
|3 months - 1 yr||30||30||1||1||1||1|
Natural treatment practitioners recommend
the following use of quail eggs as treatment or part of the treatment depending of the illness or condition:"
Children: The consumption of quail eggs is recommended for children cooked (Slowsprings Farm INSISTS ON COOKED particularly for children, the elderly, pregnant women
and immunocomprimised!) for their physical
and mental balance. Quail eggs help improving the IQ.|
|Growth stimulation and metabolism improvement||100eggs|
|Reactivate the nerves and central nervous system||120eggs|
|For the elderly: Quail eggs have brilliant
regenerative effects on the body therefore are recommended for the elderly. It can calm down and/or cure many diseases attributed
to old age, deficiency or excess nutrients in the body.|
|quail eggs help renewing the state of health and brings the body to equilibrium, combats the degenerative process and
rejuvenates the body||240eggs|
|revives memory and protects nerve cells||120eggs|
|improves sexual potency||120eggs|
|reinforces organs weakened by physical work or stress||240eggs|
|fortifies the body||240eggs|
|Gastro intestinal tract disorder treatment:|
|Excess secretions of stomach acids||120eggs|
|Treatment of liver diseases:|
|Improves organ functions||240eggs|
|Treatment of Renal diseases:|
|Improves organ functions||240eggs|
|Treatment of heart diseases:|
|Improves the functioning of the heart in the case of coronary sclerosis||240eggs|
|Treatment of circulatory
|Treatment of metabolic
|Treatment of nervous diseases:|
|Benefits of quail eggs during pregnancy and while breast feeding:|
|The consumption of quail eggs fortifies the woman’s body during pre and post natal periods as well as after surgery
and radiotherapy. It also has beneficial effects on the foetus (physical and mental balance) and for the mother after delivery
(physical rehabilitation and rejuvenation of cells). Quail eggs also improve the quality of breast milk.||240eggs|
|The consumption of quail eggs by HIV AIDS patients improves CD4||240eggs|
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