health facts
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Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods money can buy. They contain a range of nutrients including high quality protein, vitamins and minerals.


All major heart and health advisory groups, including the Food Standards Agency and the British Heart Foundation, have lifted their previous limits on egg consumption as health experts have confirmed that for most people they have a negligible effect on blood cholesterol.

In the past it was thought that people should limit the number of eggs they eat because they contain dietary cholesterol. However, research has since shown that it is saturated fat and not dietary cholesterol that is the main culprit in raising blood cholesterol.


Eggs are rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12 and vitamin D. They also contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin and pantothenic acid.


Eggs also contain essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus, iodine and selenium.

The Lion mark

Always use eggs bearing the Lion mark, which guarantees that they have been produced to the highest standards of food safety.  All Lion Quality eggs come from British hens vaccinated against salmonella, are fully traceable and have a ‘best before’ date on the shell as a guarantee of freshness.