Many of us have heard that there’s a limit to the number of chicken eggs we should eat per day. Does that hold true for quail eggs too?
For the most part… yes!
Here’s why you should limit the number of eggs you eat — and why eating quail eggs in the first place is a good thing. Oh, and we threw in some of our fave new recipes too!
What is the ideal amount of quail eggs to eat per day?
The short answer is anywhere from 6 to 12 quail eggs per day.
Studies have shown that three chicken eggs per day is perfectly safe for healthy people and eating them offers a range of awesome health benefits.
The nutritional value of quail eggs is similar to chicken eggs, but since quail eggs are so small, you can eat more of them. Three to four quail eggs is the equivalent of a single chicken egg. Meaning 6 to 12 quail eggs is a reasonable amount to eat per day!
What are the benefits of eating quail eggs every day?
We like to say quail eggs are “tiny but mighty.” They’re packed with benefits!
They taste a little different: Though quail eggs are smaller, their yolk-to-white ratio is actually higher, which makes them more flavourful and gives them a creamier texture.
They’re small & cute: Who doesn’t want to crack those small brown-speckled shells? The real benefit of their size though is a greater ability to control portion size. Perfect for a range of diets.
They've got lots of health benefits: Quail eggs, compared to chicken eggs, can provide greater amounts of protein, iron, vitamin B12 and healthy fats. They also boast properties that can help treat allergies, reverse cellular damage and help your nervous system.
They’re diet-friendly: They fit nicely into many popular diet plans and they’re full of heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Plus, they can keep you full longer so you don’t overeat!
To help make your choice to try quail eggs even easier, you should know that at Spring Creek we treat our quail with care and respect. They walk on softwood chips instead of hay, breathe fresh air, and never receive hormones or antibiotics, so the eggs are totally natural. Check out our commitment to stewardship here.
How should I cook my quail eggs?
Now that you know how tasty and nutritious quail eggs are, we want to help you out with some delicious recipes so you can make the most of your daily serving!
Do you like tiny, cute and delicious things? Who doesn’t? Bite-sized quail eggs benedict nail all three.
Want to go Italian? In just 20 minutes, you could be scarfing down pasta carbonara with quail eggs.
Need something quick and easy? The simple breakfast burrito with quail eggs is bursting with flavour.
Got a diverse palette? We offer up three ways to serve pickled quail eggs: zesty, French and piquant.
Ready to try quail eggs?
We definitely took a long, circuitous road to answer a simple question, didn’t we?
But we’re so excited about quail eggs that we wanted you to know that you can eat them every day, get a bunch of benefits from doing so, and cook with them any way you want!
If you’re ready to eat your daily serving of quail eggs, find a store that sells our eggs!