Are you wondering about getting some backyard guineas for eggs? If you can get past their noisy sounds all day long, then maybe guineas are for you.
Let’s take a look at the nutritious facts of guinea eggs.
Are guinea eggs good for you?
Yes, guinea fowl eggs are generally considered healthy and nutritious. They are a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, some people prefer guinea fowl eggs over chicken eggs because they have a slightly richer flavor and firmer texture.
What is the difference between chicken and guinea eggs?
Guinea fowl eggs are lower in cholesterol than chicken eggs. They are smaller in size than chicken eggs, so you may need to consume a few more to get the same amount of nutrients.
It’s worth noting that like all eggs, guinea fowl eggs should be cooked thoroughly before eating to avoid the risk of food borne illness.
One thing to note about guinea eggs is that they are much harder to crack. They are similar in shape to a golf ball and have a very thick, hard shell. It takes a little extra effort to crack open a guinea egg compared to a chicken egg.
How much protein is in a guinea egg?
A single guinea fowl egg contains around 5-6 grams of protein. This is slightly less protein than a chicken egg, which typically contains around 6-7 grams of protein. Guinea fowl eggs are still considered a good source of protein and can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet.
If you’ve never tried a guinea egg, I would highly recommend them. They are delicious!