Which is better to take, a raw egg or boiled one?

Besides the never answered question which started it’s existence first between an egg and hen, there is another imperfectly answered which among a raw and boiled egg is more beneficial for health. Is eating raw eggs a safe practice to do? What are the pros and cons of taking a raw egg in? Is it better than boiling one? Let’s check out some differences between the two and in what ways both score better than each other and where they fail.

Like a vegetable or a fruit, even an egg loses it’s nutrition value in some margins once you cook it or boil. The difference after boiling would be like this :

* 36% less vitamin D
* 33% less omega-3s
* 33% less DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
* 30% less lutein + zeaxanthin
* 23% less choline
* 20% less biotin
* 19% less zinc

So, speaking nutritional numbers, a raw egg provides the full nutritional value present in the egg, whereas we can see a notable reduction in the nutritional value after boiling. So, possibly, a raw egg is more nutritional. The only question is, whether it is safe to take in raw form or not.

Poultry is done in different environmental conditions. There is no guarantee of taking safety measures and applying certain prevention methods to stop the hens from receiving infections. There are possibilities for the presence of bacteria called Salmonella enteritidis (SE). This risk has a name, contamination. Not just that Campylobacter, Enterococcus, Listeria, and Salmonella are other types of bacteria which could be present in the shell.

So, we can’t judge which is better. If hens are brought up in a healthy environment, you could probably take raw eggs without any hesitation (which is not completely possible).