The egg yolk gets a bad reputation for its high-fat content and for many people, its musty taste. But the yolk, specifically a raw yolk, actually has a number of benefits for your health.
Benefits of Raw Yolk
The egg yolk is loaded with fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E and B. The B vitamins (including B6 and B12) bring the body tons of essential minerals, such as calcium and zinc.
Egg yolk is rich in lecithin, a serious support for your liver, your brain, and skin. The lecithin in eggs is natural and plentiful, so the yolk makes for a great source of this nutrient.
Omega-3s are a powerful fatty acid found only in the yolk part of the egg. In pastured chickens, egg yolk has a 3:6 omega ratio.
Speaking of bad reputations, cholesterol has picked up a less than popular name for itself, too. Cholesterol delivers a lot of good stuff to the body. It’s necessary for neurotransmitter production (hello good mood), hormone regulation and producing vitamin D.
Raw egg yolk is gentle on the digestive system and can be useful in curing gut-related health problems. Allergy-prone dieters tend to have no aversion to raw yolk. Heat destroys the egg’s natural enzymes that help us assimilate the egg nutrients.
The benefits of raw egg yolk are many, and we encourage you to give the tasty good a try. Come into Noodle Bar PHX to try a salt-cured egg yolk atop a number of our noodle dishes and fill up your tum while loading your body with essential nutrients.