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Scrambled vs boiled eggs: Which one is healthier?

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Sep 27, 2020, 19:00 ISTclose01/8Read on to know more!Nutritious, easy-to-cook and versatile, these are a few reasons why eggs are loved and devoured by the people around the globe. You can make a poach, boil them or scramble them, there are so many ways to prepare eggs that you can never get bored of eating them. No matter which recipe you try, the dish will always taste delicious and will make a perfect breakfast option. However, you’ll notice only be a slight difference in their nutrient content.readmore02/8Cooking affects the nutrient content of eggsThe way you cook the egg can affect its nutrient content. That’s because heat can often decrease the concentration of nutrients in the food. Here we will have tried to find out the difference in the nutrient content between boiled and eggs. readmore03/8​Nutrient content in an eggEggs are considered a superfood as it is loaded with healthy nutrients and vitamins. Earlier, eggs were considered bad for people suffering from the problem of high cholesterol and cardiovascular issues, but now several studies prove that eating eggs in moderation is not bad for health.Eggs are a rich source of protein, biotin, iron, saturated fat, Vitamin B7, Vitamin H, Vitamin B 12, zinc, magnesium and carotenoids. readmore04/8​Why cooking eggs are importantSome people, especially the ones trying to build muscles, even eat raw eggs. However, this is not considered healthy as they are often contaminated with Salmonella. This bacteria can lead to foodborne illnesses. Cooking eggs make them safer to eat and also make it easier to digest some nutrients. Protein is one of the nutrients that become more digestible after cooking. readmore05/8​Scrambled eggsScrambled egg is one of the popular ways to cook eggs. Pair it with a toast and you get a perfectly healthy and high protein breakfast. You just have to crack eggs into a bowl, beat them nicely, add some spices, vegetables and cheese in it and then pour the mixture into a buttered pan and cook over medium-high heat.It is a fast cooking method and you do not have to keep the eggs on the flame for a very long time. So, the chances of damage to the heat-sensitive nutrients are quite less. Overcooking the scrambled eggs can cause protein in the eggs to form a tight bond. This can lead to the loss of several nutrients like water-soluble vitamin B-12. readmore06/8​Boiled eggsBoiled eggs are cooked with their shells in a pot of boiling water. The timing depends on whether you want hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs.This is a fat-free method of cooking and preserves the entire egg. Only if you overcook them there is a chance of nutrient loss. Boiling the egg may also reduce the antioxidant content in the eggs yolks. As per a study published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, boiling eggs can lead to a reduction in antioxidant content in egg yolks by 22.5 per cent. Lutein is the antioxidant, which is commonly affected. As compared to a hard-boiled egg, soft boiled eggs contain more nutrients. That’s because of the runny yolk. readmore07/8​Scrambled Vs Boiled eggsAs per the USDA Nutrition Database, hard-boiled eggs contain more protein than scrambled eggs. It also has fewer calories and more healthy nutrients like B-complex vitamins and selenium as compared to scrambled eggs. However, scrambled eggs contain more healthy fats. A hard-boiled egg has 78 calories, while a scrambled egg has 91 calories. A scrambled egg contains 3 per cent more fat than a boiled egg. Both the cooking methods have their pros and cons. There is only a slight difference in their nutrient content. readmore08/8​Tips to cook an egg in a healthy wayHere are some easy tips that you can follow to cook your egg in a healthy way.Pair your egg dish with veggies. Use healthy oil and try to use less oil to cook the egg. Do not overcook them. Overcooking decreases nutrient content. readmore
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