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Nutritional Facts on Quail Eggs

Quail are birds in the pheasant family and the term “quail” usually refers to the Common Quail or the Japanese Quail unless otherwise specified. Quail eggs are a delicacy in the United States, but are a common food item in France and other countries influenced by French cooking. The nutritional content of quail eggs is similar to that of chicken eggs.

The United States Department of Agriculture provides nutritional information for quail eggs. The serving size for this information is one raw quail egg weighing 9 g, or about .3 oz.

A quail egg has a total of 14 calories. This provides .3 percent of the daily value for calories, assuming a standard diet of 2,000 calories per day. Fat contributes nine calories and protein provides the remaining five calories.

A quail egg has 1 g of fat, which provides 1.5 percent of the daily value for fat calories. Saturated fat makes up .3 g of this total, which is 1.5 percent of the daily value for calories from saturated fat. A quail egg also contains 76 mg of cholesterol, or about 25 percent of the daily value for cholesterol.

A quail egg contains .04 g simple sugar, which is an insignificant amount. It has no complex carbohydrates or dietary fiber. A quail egg also contains 1.17g of protein, which is 2.3 percent of the daily value for protein.

A quail egg contains 5.8 percent of the daily value for vitamin B12, 5.5 percent of the daily value for riboflavin and 5.3 percent of the daily value for selenium. It also has 3.2 percent of the daily value for pantothenic acid and 2.9 percent of the daily value for phosphorus. Additional nutrients in a quail egg include 1.6 percent of the daily value for vitamin A and 1.5 percent of the daily value for folate.

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