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Goose eggs: properties and uses in cooking


Goose eggs: propertiesnutritional, where to find them, price and tips for using them in the kitchen. Everything you need to know about the goose egg.

Thegoose eggsthey can be authenticAnnouncementsfor those not used to country life, as well as turkey, ostrich or peacock eggs! Can goose eggs be eaten? Sure. It is said that, on average, a goose egg (in quantitative terms, therefore due to its size) corresponds to two chicken eggs. If you are looking for a recipe for enjoying a goose egg, know that you can use it as much as you would with chicken eggs, remembering to keep this ratio: use one goose egg for every two chicken eggs.

Duck eggs or goose eggs?

ThereGoslingit is a young goose ... however, in many areas of Italy the term duck is used improperly as a synonym for duck. For thisambiguity, with the termduck eggsboth thegoose eggs, bothduck eggs. Either way, who's talking aboutduck eggsmake a mistake. The reason? The duck is a juvenile goose, not yet of reproductive age, therefore it does not lay eggs.

Looking at the photo below you will notice the classic chicken eggs, next to which there areduck eggs(white), while on the edges of the wicker basket there are the largestgoose eggs. The big egg in the corner is an ostrich egg. Theduck eggsthey are only slightly larger than classic chicken eggs, while a goose egg is much bigger! In both cases they are white eggs.

The geese tend to lay fewer eggs than ducks, but both parents protect the nest and the young, so if you want to takeeggs from a goose's nest, you will have to be very careful because this could try to attack you to protect its eggs! Getting a goose bite is not a good thing at all and trust me, I say this from direct experience! Just like a swan, a goose can be quite frightening when it points at you and, in worst case scenarios, geese can even chase you in groups. :)

Goose egg: nutritional properties

The shell of a goose egg is very hard to break. How big is a goose egg? The diameter is twice that of "size L" chicken eggs. With a single goose egg you can prepare a good-sized omelette. And what about the flavor? It is only slightly more intense.

  • Calories of a goose egg: 266 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2 gr
  • Proteins: 19.5 gr
  • Fats: 20 gr (of which saturated 5 g)
  • Cholesterol: 1227 mg
  • Iron: 29% DV
  • Calcium: 9% DV
  • Vitamin A: 19% DV
  • Choline: 70% DV
  • Selenium: 73% DV
  • Vitamin B12: 312% DV

Thegoose eggsthey have different nutritional properties than chicken eggs.

L'goose eggit is appreciated for its high content ofvitamin B12.This vitamin is also found in abundance in duck eggsbut it is only sparsely contained inchicken eggs.

Note: goose eggs contain 1227 mg of cholesterol, the equivalent of about 6 chicken eggs! No alarmism, cholesterol is not "Satan", it should not be avoided like the plague ... however it is necessary to maintain a balanced diet and avoid "bad" cholesterol especially when the food source is given by a processed food (baked goods, meats processed, processed foods ...). Cholesterol is contained in goose egg yolk but ... avoiding egg yolk was a popular strategy in the last century. Today, research in the nutritional field has established that not all cholesterol is harmful to the body.

If you want to be scrupulous about your health, make sure you avoid junk food first and then consult your nutritionist to work out a balanced diet.

Are goose eggs bad for you?

No, but they can have contraindications. Theeggs they are not indicated for those suffering from cholecystitis and gallstones as the choline contained in the yolk can cause a moderate contraction of the biliary vesicles.

Raising geese for eggs

A single goose egg can cost 2 - 3 euros. If you are thinking ofraise geese, know that the undertaking is not that difficult. However, keep in mind that agooseit lays only an average of 40 eggs per year. Spawning increases in spring.

Where to buy goose eggs? In farmers' markets and by word of mouth: Italy is rich in rural areas, certainly in your area (or just outside the city) you will find a country estate or a farm where the sale of goose eggs is practiced.


Video: Underground dome house of the family who led geese to fly home (May 2021).