Turtle eggs are a very nutritious and rare food that belongs to
for special delicacies. This type of egg is round, white in color.
and a soft leathery shell. Egg mass is 30-35 g. Yolk
has a color from pale to bright yellow, and in size and taste
qualities are very close to chicken. Protein,
in turn, it has a gelatinous structure and is completely transparent.
Use and use in different countries
For European countries, turtle eggs are exotic and are considered large
delicacy. In eastern countries, this product is everyday
ordinary food. Turtle eggs are collected on the shores of the Atlantic
and the Pacific oceans. One turtle lays up to 200 eggs per season.
Due to declining populations of some species of sea turtles,
collecting eggs is considered smuggling and is punishable by law. Recovery
populations of turtles in coastal areas, farms are organized to receive
turtle eggs, where they are placed in favorable conditions. Thereafter
the hatched turtles are released.
Calorie content of turtle eggs
They are nutritious and quite fatty. 100 g of these eggs contain
155 kcal Therefore, it is necessary to use them in moderation so as not to gain
Nutritional value per 100 grams:
Proteins, g Fats, g Carbohydrates, g Ash, g Water, g Caloric value, kcal 10 12 0,8 1,5 70 155
Useful properties of turtle eggs
Composition and presence of nutrients
Eggs contain many nutrients. Turtle yolk
eggs contain vitamins A,
group B, which participate
in protecting the body from aging, restore visual acuity,
strengthen the cardiovascular system.
Also, vitamins contribute to the absorption of minerals, normalize
activity of the nervous system, strengthens nails and hair. Of minerals
eggs contain iodine,
and others. These basic elements normalize metabolism, memory,
increase efficiency and general tone, support cardiac
Turtle egg protein activates cell renewal throughout the body
and stimulates the immune system.
For many centuries, the indigenous people of the shores of South America, the Mediterranean
and New Zealand consider turtle eggs to be the strongest aphrodisiac,
able to awaken masculine strength, even in old age.
Healing properties of turtle eggs
According to the latest scientific research,
quite unique properties of turtle eggs. Specific composition
eggs helps to fight the effects of radiation sickness in people who have received
radiation exposure due to the fight against cancer, as a result of elimination
accidents at nuclear power plants or regularly receiving a dose
radiation associated with the specifics of professional activities.
The main action of egg substances is aimed at enhancing immunity.
and stimulation of the bone marrow, which is responsible for the formation of red
Turtle eggs are traditionally used in oriental medicine for
manufacture of medicines for circulatory problems, especially limbs,
loss of strength, depletion of the nervous system due to chronic depression
Use in cooking
In Cuba, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, turtle egg dishes are national.
The most common are eggs baked in bamboo on
open fire. But they are also used in making sweet desserts,
omelets, soups and pastries.
Dangerous properties of turtle eggs
Not all types of turtles are edible, and, accordingly, their
eggs, so without special knowledge you should not try on your own
cook and eat turtle eggs.
Also, when eating eggs, allergies may occur,
as well as bird eggs.
What will happen if the turtle’s egg is not eaten and how from
he is hatching a turtle, see our positive video.