Do you have a sensitivity or intolerance to eggs? Or maybe you suspect you do because they don't make you feel too good?
Egg intolerance is actually an extremely common thing particularly among children and people suffering from digestive conditions like leaky gut, IBS, SIBO & other inflammatory bowel conditions.
I do just want to make it clear though, that I'm not talking about an allergy (that is a more serious ball game), I'm talking about a food sensitivity which is not life threatening and may cause symptoms such as nausea, stomach pain, bloating, gas, stomach cramps, headaches, joint pain, skin irritation, heartburn or anxiety type symptoms. The onset is often gradual so you may not experience the symptoms right away they can occur hours later or even the next day or so. The cause of this sensitivity is usually due to the proteins found in egg whites called albumen and lysozyme (an enzyme in the egg whites to protect the egg yolk from bacteria). The degree of intolerance can vary from one individual to another and can also improve or disappear after a gut healing protocol has been completed.
Unfortunately chicken eggs are hard to avoid as they are found in many grocery products and are an essential ingredient in so many delicious dishes! Not to mention they are an easy & healthy snack or breakfast food!
I, like so many others am intolerant to chicken eggs. I've also tried duck eggs and unfortunately I'm intolerant to them as well. I so badly wanted an alternative and didn't give up there...I decided to try quail eggs....and no reaction! YAY!
Although quail eggs are teeny tiny they pack a punch! Their nutritional value is at least double that of the chicken egg including vitamin B1, B2, A, potassium, calcium, iron and they are rich in good cholesterol (HDL). They have a milder flavour, which I much prefer, and are less inflammatory and less likely to cause allergies! Oh and did I mention how cute they are?! Winning!
You can purchase quail eggs from your local farmers market or poultry specialist and they can be used the same way as chicken eggs, although you will need 3 quail eggs for every 1 chicken egg, and they only take 3 minutes to hard boil! They are great additions to your salads, soups, breakfast dishes or baking recipes.