Quail Eggs and Cholesterol

Some people believe that quail eggs are higher in cholesterol than chicken eggs, possibly because the quail-egg shells are usually dark or speckled. However, that is not the case.
There are several ways of looking at the eggs and cholesterol levels of these different species of fowl.

1...  How much cholesterol is in one egg?  How much saturated fat is in one egg?
One Chicken egg has cholesterol of 201mg and 1.6gms saturated fat (55 gm egg)
One Duck egg has cholesterol of 621mg and 2.6gms saturated fat (70 gm egg)
One Quail egg has cholesterol of 76mg and 0.3gms saturated fat (9 gm egg)
One Turkey egg has cholesterol of 747mg and 2.9gms saturated fat (80 gm egg)
One Goose egg has cholesterol of 1226mg and 5.3gms saturated fat (145 gm egg) 

2... Eggs and cholesterol / saturated fat, per 100 grams ( a bit under 4 ounces ) of egg:
Chicken eggs average out with an eggs cholesterol level of 548mg and 3.3gms saturated fat
Duck eggs average out with an eggs cholesterol level of 880mg and 3.7gms saturated fat
Quail eggs average out with an eggs cholesterol level of 839mg and 3.6gms saturated fat
Turkey eggs average out with an eggs cholesterol level of 995mg and 3.6gms saturated fat
Goose eggs average out with an eggs cholesterol level of 851mg and 3.6gms saturated fat

3... Eggs cholesterol per gram of yolk.
From better to worse: guinea fowl has 12.77mg cholesterol, there followed by chicken, pheasant, quail, turkey, duck, and goose, with the dove egg yolk the worst with 21.99mg of cholesterol / gram.

The beauty of quail eggs is that they do not have “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and are very rich in “good” (HDL) cholesterol, so even seniors can eat them.

sources: Live strong website, Cholesterol Cholestrol website

 

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