London: Perfectly boiled eggs mean different things for everyone. But a jammy, soft, yolk, and a perfectly set white never fail to please the egg connoisseurs; no matter how finicky. So how do you get the perfectly boiled egg? Follow our guide.
For the eggs to cook perfectly it is important to time them right, for that purpose it is essential to boil the water before lowering eggs into the pan. This lets us know when the eggs start cooking.
How to Peel A Hard-Boiled Egg
So start by boiling some water and then gently lower some eggs into the pan. Make sure not to crowd the pan. After cooking the eggs for six minutes, remove from the boiling water and gently drop into an ice bath. The ice bath prevents the eggs from cooking further, which in turn gives us the beautiful jam-like yolk. Peel, season and serve.
Medium boiled eggs are perfect to spruce up salads especially salads with fresh greens like rocket and arugula. You can also have them with pasta and ramen or just alongside sliced avocados. It is said that a hard-boiled egg tastes best when done right. Some put it in cool water and bring it to boil with the water to let it simmer in it for another five minutes or so.
Some like to put the eggs in the water after bringing it to a boil. But whatever way you cook your hard-boiled eggs it shouldn’t have any effect on their nutritional value.
Eggs Benefits for Health:
Nutritionists say that ideally, 10 to 35 percent of a person’s diet should contain protein, and hard-boiled eggs, a quick and healthy snack, are a good source of that. Proteins are known to build muscle mass and repair tissues in your body.
They are also known to carry good fats that keep the heart healthy while providing essential vitamins including vitamins A and D. Vitamin A gives you good eyesight and Vitamin D is responsible for strong bones and teeth.
So do take your hard-boiled eggs seriously, along with those vendors who are out and about on the streets this season to provide you with this great source of health on the way.
1. Essential for Brain Health
Eggs are a rich source of choline, which acts as neurotransmitters to improve cognitive health, and this way, eggs are helpful in maintaining brain health. Moreover, even the egg yolk is rich in folate, which maintains the nerve cells, thereby inducing the brain to function properly. Vitamin B12, found in eggs, shields the brain by producing myelin sheath, which protects it from neural tube defects.
2. Makes the Bones Strong
Eggs are an excellent source of vitamin D, which is essential for the assimilation of calcium in the body. Furthermore, the presence of calcium and phosphorous put off osteoporosis and are beneficial in augmenting bone solidity.
3. Maintains Body Weight
Protein-rich eggs must be taken by those, who want to gain muscle weight. It has been found that consumption of eggs helps in avoiding overeating, thus maintaining healthy body weight.
4. Improves Nails and Hair Health
Eggs have been found to include sulfur-rich amino acids, which not only improve the quality of nails but also make your hair beautiful and strong. Other minerals, like selenium, iron, and zinc are equal contributors to maintaining hair and nail health.
5. Good for Eyesight
Lutein and zeaxanthin are two carotenoids, which essentially work towards keeping the eye vision healthy. These compounds safeguards eyes from cataract, macular degeneration, and ultraviolet rays.