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Eggs are an exceptionally nutritious food

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The egg is actually a powerhouse of good nutrition. Eggs do contain nutrients, but they're nothing special. Calorie for calorie, they have roughly the same vitamins, minerals, and protein as green peas...except that "incredible, edible" peas are a good source of fiber and have no fat or cholesterol. And eggs aren't even all that rich in protein. Two eggs have 12 grams--about as much as a cup of beans or yogurt or half a cup of cottage cheese. Even a small, three-ounce serving of tuna, chicken, or turkey has twice that much.

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