Both quail eggs and quail meat are of very high quality, nutritious, and delicious also. Both meat and eggs have been gaining in popularity because they provide important minerals and vitamins. Plus, quail are great layers, averaging an egg a day from these little birds.
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When we first started talking about raising birds for eggs quail came up and I fell for these little birds. There is a lot of nutrient value-packed in these small eggs. And the birds are beautiful, entertaining, and have a small footprint.
One big thing to think about when you are thinking about using these small eggs remember that it takes about 3-5 eggs to equal a chicken egg in weight.
Are Quail Eggs Healthy?
For their size, quail eggs have large yolks and because many of the nutrients in eggs are found in the yolk, some people claim that these eggs are more nutrient-dense than chicken eggs. Meaning they contain more nutrients when compared by weight.
They have 2% more protein than chickens and higher levels of vitamins and nutrients.
Potential Health Benefits
Ancient medicinal practices involved using quail eggs to treat asthma and bronchitis. A study published in Food Science & Nutrition found a dietary supplement with quail eggs to be effective in easing the symptoms of hay fever.
They may help treat allergies because of the presence of ovomucoid (a protein in an egg), an enzyme (trypsin) inhibitor.
They are rich in antioxidants and vitamin B. These nutrients may improve metabolism as they are involved in various cellular processes, such as cell growth and cell regulation.
There are many great benefits to raising quail, and one of those is getting to eat fresh eggs. Quail eggs are a healthy alternative to chicken eggs that are packed with health benefits.
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Ashley is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for years and love it. Now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and be able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.