Guinea fowl eggs, the benefits, and harms of which have not yet been fully studied by nutritionists, are very rare for our country’s inhabitants. You will never see them on the shelves of modern supermarkets. Therefore, you may only purchase them from private farms. Today we will try to figure out why this food is so valuable and what we can cook with it.
History and distribution around the world
Guinea fowl is one of the types of poultry. Africa is their homeland. It was from there that they spread throughout the world. First, on the territory of Ancient Greece and Rome, after the Portuguese in the 15-16 centuries brought them to Europe.
General description of Guinea fowl eggs
Guinea fowl eggs, the benefits and harms related to their unique vitamin and mineral composition are covered with a strong, rough light shell with a reddish or brownish tint. Small spots are evenly dispersed over their entire surface.
The average weight of one egg does not exceed forty grams. If you look at such an egg from the side, you can make sure that it has a shape that somewhat resembles a triangle. If you store the product at a temperature not exceeding 10 degrees, it will remain fresh for as long as six months. Therefore, sailors who went to distant countries have long been stocked with it.
Energy value and chemical composition
The properties of guinea fowl eggs are because they contain a wide range of vital vitamins and trace elements. They are an excellent source of phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and iron. They contain a sufficient amount of vitamins E, D, B, and A. Plus, they are rich in easily digestible protein, lysine, cysteine, glutamine, methionine, and asparagine.
- Proteins 55.11%
- Fat 41.73%
- Carbohydrates 3.16%
- 143 kcal
Storage of Guinea fowl eggs
Thanks to the unique thick shell, guinea fowl eggs have a storage period of up to six months at a temperature of +10 degrees.
Hypoallergenic guinea fowl eggs are beneficial for pregnant women and nursing mothers. They are helpfull to people who regularly experience stress, emotional exhaustion, mental and physical overload. It is a good idea to include them in the diet of patients suffering from metabolic disorders, obesity, and digestive system diseases.
Regular use of this product helps to reduce blood cholesterol levels and speed up recovery after complex surgeries. It helps relieve insomnia and fatigue. Besides, guinea fowl eggs are perfect for eye diseases, problems with the cardiovascular and nervous system.
Since the benefits and harms of guinea fowl eggs are directly related to their chemical composition, they can have a negative effect on the human body.
They are contraindicated in case of individual intolerance to the product. You should not consume them for several days after vaccination.
This is due to the fact that during this period the human immune system is weak, so eggs can provoke the development of allergies.
People suffering from acute or chronic kidney and liver diseases are advised not to abuse this product. In such cases, before introducing guinea eggs into your diet, you should definitely consult with your doctor.
For those who have already understood the benefits and harms of guinea fowl eggs, it will be interesting to know that you can use the white and yolk and the outer shell of this product. The shell contains a large amount of well-absorbed organic calcium. Besides, it is rich in silicon, phosphorus, zinc, sulfur, iron, and molybdenum.
A powder with unique healing properties is obtained from the guinea-egg shell. It is best for use with skin and hair problems and a tendency to osteoporosis.
To prepare it, you will need a shell of heat-treated eggs. It is re-boiled, dried and ground with a coffee grinder.
The resulting product is better to consume within three weeks, a teaspoon per day, washed down with warm water.
Use in cosmetology
Firstly, guinea fowl eggs are perfect for making masks for the face, body, and hair. To cleanse the pores and get rid of oily sheen, use a mask of yolk and oatmeal. The ingredients you should mix until a batter is formed and applied to the face for 15 minutes. You can use cosmetic clay instead of flour.
Rinse off the mask with warm water. A mask of yogurt (100 g), liquid vitamin E (3-4 drops), and eggs will help maintain the skin’s elasticity throughout the body. Beat everything thoroughly with a whisk, apply with massaging movements over the body and leave for 20 minutes. To prevent the mask from drying out quickly, you can wrap the overlap with cling film.
After the required amount of time, you should take a warm shower. For hair, you can make a firming and softening mask based on green onions (1 tablespoon of gruel), yolk, and honey (1 tablespoon). Grind the onion into a gruel with a blender and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Apply the mask evenly to the hair and leave it under plastic and a warm towel for an hour. Then rinse your hair with shampoo in cool water. Do not wash off egg masks from hair under hot water. This will cause the egg to curl, and residues may stick to the hair. As a result, it won’t be easy to clean your hair.
Cooking use of Guinea fowl eggs
Guinea fowl eggs are good, like other options – boiled, fried, baked, pickled, etc. Scrambled eggs made from this product have a very light and delicate taste. Boiled eggs are popular in recipes for numerous salads, snacks, etc. Besides, you can use them in baked goods instead of chicken eggs and making desserts. Chefs make a variety of sauces based on guinea fowl eggs.