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Eggceptional Eggs

Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years. Think you know the truth? Test your egg smarts here.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: Eating eggs will increase your cholesterol.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Eggs have gotten a bad reputation because of the high cholesterol content of the yolk. But saturated fat is the main culprit behind increased cholesterol levels, and while eggs may increase "bad" cholesterol, they also increase the good kind.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: If you have high cholesterol, eating eggs is dangerous.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Several recent studies suggest that instead of contributing to heart disease, eggs actually lower the risk. If you have high cholesterol and don't eat eggs, ask your doctor if adding eggs to your diet might be a healthy addition.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

True or false: Eggs are an inexpensive source of high-quality protein.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Eggs are a powerful source of protein, and they cost just pennies -- much less than expensive meats, poultry or seafood.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Eggs are a good source of which nutrients?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins E and D, iron and minerals.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

How many grams of protein are in one egg?

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The correct answer is: One egg supplies more than 6 grams of protein (about 13 percent of the daily value).

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

How many grams of fat are in one egg?

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The correct answer is: One egg contains 5 grams of fat.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

How many calories are in one egg?

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The correct answer is: The average egg has 70 to 80 calories.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Eggs are an important source of which nutrient that is especially important to expecting mothers?

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The correct answer is: Both of the above. Eggs are also a good source of the nutrients folate and choline, both of which play an important role in fetal and infant brain development.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which part of the egg contains cholesterol?

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The correct answer is: Egg yolks contain cholesterol. Egg whites do not.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Applying an egg white wash to your face may help tighten your skin temporarily.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Egg whites are high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that is an effective wrinkle reducer and may help reduce fine lines temporarily.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: All eggs contain omega-3 fatty acids.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Depending on what the chickens were fed, some eggs may contain omega-3 fatty acids. The omega-3 content varies, and these eggs are usually labeled as containing omega-3 fatty acids. Otherwise, commercially-produced eggs contain virtually no omega-3 fatty acids.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: Eggs may prevent blindness.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Research has shown that eggs may help prevent macular degeneration, a condition of the eye which may ultimately cause blindness.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: Eggs can help build and maintain bone strength.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Eggs are a great source of vitamin D, a key nutrient in protecting against osteoporosis.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

How does the USDA grade eggs?

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The correct answer is: The USDA grades eggs according to freshness with a grade of AA, A or B. AA is considered the best. Always inspect eggs carefully before buying. Lift them out of the carton and check for cracks or dried egg liquid in the box to ensure there are no broken ones.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How many egg whites replace a whole egg?

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The correct answer is: Two egg whites can substitute for one egg in most recipes for breads, pancakes, casseroles, cookies, cakes and other recipes that call for whole eggs.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

In recipes or dishes that call for two or more eggs, what ratio of eggs can you use to reduce your fat and cholesterol intake?

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The correct answer is: In recipes that call for two or more whole eggs, replace one whole egg with two egg whites to cut down on fat and cholesterol intake. This method works well for scrambled eggs, quiches and omelets.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

If you'd like to get more eggs into your diet without adding too many calories, which of these scenarios may be best for you?

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The correct answer is: A great way to get eggs in your diet without increasing calories is to use a combination of whole eggs and egg whites.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

What is the best way to store eggs?

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The correct answer is: Eggs should be stored in the original carton in the refrigerator.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

How long can you store eggs in the refrigerator?

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The correct answer is: Whole raw eggs will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 weeks.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

At what age is it safe to feed a child an egg?

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The correct answer is: A hard-boiled egg yolk is OK for children age six months and older. Avoid giving egg whites to children until they are at least one year old. Earlier than that and you risk inducing an egg allergy.

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