The incubator is now full of Quail Eggs! This is a first for us here at the ranch so I hope that they all hatch. The Quail have really increased their laying now that it is spring and we are getting about a dozen eggs per day. If you've never eaten quail eggs, boy are you missing out. They have a lighter taste than a chicken egg and are packed full of nutrients. You can use quail eggs to replace regular eggs in any recipe at a ratio of 3 quail eggs per 1 chicken egg. Quail eggs contain 4 grams of protein in one serving (3 eggs). They are rich in the B vitamins riboflavin, vitamin B-12 and pantothenic acid. All three help metabolize fats, protein and carbohydrates for energy. They also prevent free radical damage to your DNA and cellular tissue, aid with the synthesis of red blood cells and hormones, and promote nervous system function. A serving of three quail eggs supplies almost 9 micrograms of selenium, or almost 16 percent of the RDA.. A diet high in selenium is thought to decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer and may improve your immune system. Quail eggs also contain 1 milligram of iron in every three-egg serving. That's 12 percent of a man's daily iron needs and 5 percent of a woman's. On the down side, quail eggs are high in cholesterol and saturated fat but if eaten in moderation there should be no real problems. Below is a link with complete dietary information on quial eggs. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/dairy-and-egg-products/128/2
Quail eggs can be cooked like any other eggs: scrambled, fried, boiled. There is nothing better on a fresh salad than a few sliced quail eggs. Their small size makes them perfect for on the go snacking and children love them because they are bite sized. As an appetizer, what could be cuter than bite sized deviled eggs? Or one of my favorite ways to eat them as bite sized pickled eggs. A quick search on the internet will show many different ways to cook with quail eggs including a quail egg soup.
If you are interested in trying some of these interesting little eggs, please be sure to contact me. We sell our quail eggs for $4 a dozen and would love to offer you the chance to try something new, declicious and just plain fun to eat.
I am a wife, mother, registered nurse and owner/operator of R and J Ranch. I am committed to living a sustainable lifestyle and ensuring the best nutrition for my family.