Food Chemistry pp 513-526 | Cite as


  • H.-D. Belitz
  • W. Grosch


Eggs have been a human food since ancient times. They are one of nature’s nearly perfect protein foods and have other high quality nutrients. Eggs are readily digested and can provide a significant portion of the nutrients required daily for growth and maintenance of body tissues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-D. Belitz
    • W. Grosch
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    1. 1.Institut für LebensmittelchemieTechnischen Universität München and Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für LebensmittelchemieGarchingGermany

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