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Eggs - where are the Omega 3s?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 05, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Before I went Paleo I would eat a lot of egg-white omelets (more protein/less fat). I have since started buying Omega-3 enriched eggs and usually eat 2 Jumbo or 3 large for breakfast.

I got to thinking - where is the Omega-3 concentrated? I figure if they were mostly in the yolk, I could add non-enriched (cheaper) egg whites to the mix for extra protein without paying $4/dozen for eggs.

Thoughts?

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on May 06, 2011
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Non omega 3 whites are indeed NOT paleo !

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at 02:44 AM

"omega-3" eggs and non-enriched (cheaper) egg whites are NOT paleo.

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at 12:44 AM

They are all in the yolk. The whites have no fat at all. But you might not need extra protein from added whites, unless you have a specific reasoning for it.

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on May 05, 2011
at 10:21 PM

You might want to read this Chris Masterjohn posting regarding sources of choline...which is really necessary to prevent non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Organ meats are another excellent source of choline.

http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2010/12/meeting-choline-requirement-eggs-organs.html

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