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If I cook a large omelete and eat it 5 hours later, how much nutrition is lost?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 06, 2013 at 5:40 PM

I'm thinking of just eating eggs for lunch because it's cheap and tastes good. I know that fresh is better, but is the nutrition of an omelet significantly diminished if it's sitting in a sealed container for several hours?

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You're joking about that 10%, right? It can't be a straight formula, otherwise in 10 hours the eggs would have zero nutrients, which we know can't be true.

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There's no answer to your question because the science behind the question doesn't exist yet. You probably lose more nutrition by cooking the eggs than you do by delaying its consumption.

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I rather doubt anyone can answer this for certain. I'd be more concerned with your gut health and how much nutrition you are actually absorbing.

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on May 06, 2013
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You will be losing approximately 10% of all micronutrients per hour, so after 5 hours you can expect your eggs to be about half as nutrious as before.

But in all seriousness I dont think anyone knows for sure, and are probably over thinking this far to much

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on May 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

You're joking about that 10%, right? It can't be a straight formula, otherwise in 10 hours the eggs would have zero nutrients, which we know can't be true.

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