Do hard-boiled eggs leak a significant amount of nutrients into the water?
I know normal boiling of food does. But i'm wondering if egg shell keeps everything intact.
asked byfree3337 (1689)
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on October 24, 2011
at 05:32 PM
Since most of the nutrients are in the yolk, they'd have to go through the white as well as the shell. I doubt that it's occurring since the white solidifies almost immediately. On the contrary, I think the cholesterol and fat soluble vitamins are more available with boiled eggs since the overally cooking temperature is lower and they don't have an opportunity to oxidize/degrade etc. It's the only way that I eat eggs.