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Do hard-boiled eggs leak nutrients?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 24, 2011 at 4:39 PM

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.

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:32 AM

That's probably a better route...I'll try it next time.

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on October 25, 2011
at 12:00 AM

i start off with cold eggs in room temp water and heat to a boil- let them go 5 minutes, turn off the heat and then leave them in the pot till cooled. they never crack.

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on October 24, 2011
at 07:43 PM

In a perfect world I would soft boil eggs....but the darn things never peal right for me or I can't get the yolk to remain gooey. Ah well.

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on October 24, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Right on. Thanks, dude.

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on October 24, 2011
at 06:33 PM

I usually boil water and then put them in for 10 minutes.

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on October 24, 2011
at 06:28 PM

How long does it take to hard boil eggs? never known this... thanks.

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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.

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(39821)

on October 24, 2011
at 06:33 PM

I usually boil water and then put them in for 10 minutes.

Ae4d2eb4ca16ca45d98cd199837de092

(165)

on October 24, 2011
at 06:28 PM

How long does it take to hard boil eggs? never known this... thanks.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 24, 2011
at 07:43 PM

In a perfect world I would soft boil eggs....but the darn things never peal right for me or I can't get the yolk to remain gooey. Ah well.

Ae4d2eb4ca16ca45d98cd199837de092

(165)

on October 24, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Right on. Thanks, dude.

Medium avatar

(39821)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:32 AM

That's probably a better route...I'll try it next time.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on October 25, 2011
at 12:00 AM

i start off with cold eggs in room temp water and heat to a boil- let them go 5 minutes, turn off the heat and then leave them in the pot till cooled. they never crack.

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