Our Fresh Goose eggs comes from our Embden Goose. Our Embden Goose are raised in Perris, California in a humane, free-range environment where the birds can forage outdoors with full access to shelter. The geese subsist on a diet of grains, greens, and clean water. No antibiotics. No hormones. A typical goose egg weighing about 144 g, or 5 oz., contains 266 calories. It provides almost 20 g of protein and 20 g of fat, 5 g of which is saturated. A goose egg contains about 2 g of carbohydrates. A chicken egg, by comparison, contains just 72 calories, 6 g of protein, 4.75 g of fat and .36 g of carbs and weighs just 50 g, or 2 oz.
A goose egg provides 9 percent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommended daily allowance of calcium, 19 percent of vitamin A and 29 percent of iron. It offers 53.1 mg of selenium – about three and a half times the amount found in a chicken egg. A goose egg is also a good source of the carotenoid, a type of antioxidant, lutein which can help with eye and skin health explains the Lutein Information Bureau.
A goose egg provides 379 mg of choline, a nutrient grouped with the B vitamins. The RDA for choline is 425 mg for most adult females and 550 mg for most adult males. Choline plays an important role in the development of cells and cellular communication. A lack of choline can affect liver disease, hardening of the arteries and neurological functioning.
A goose egg may be cooked like chicken eggs. Hard-boiling, poaching or scrambling will feature the naturally “eggy” taste of the goose egg. Given their larger size, only one is needed to make a generously-sized omelet.
Uses/benefits of Goose Egg
Goose eggs can be scrambled or fried or used in recipes that call for chicken eggs. You’ll just need to measure out the egg (lightly whisking the egg first is helpful) remembering that a medium chicken egg is equivalent to about 3 Tablespoons in volume.
- A goose egg contains 19g of fat and 20g of protein
- A goose egg has 1227mg of cholesterol which is >400% of the RDA
- The shell of a goose egg makes up 12% of the total weight of the egg, with the egg white making up 57% and the yolk the other 31%
Features of Goose Egg
- Pleasing aroma
- Refreshing taste
- High nutritional value
- Longer shelf life
- Free from adulterants
- Geese lay their eggs in a straw nest on the floor and then cover them up with the straw to hide them
- Goose eggs hatch best under a mother goose versus in an incubator
- A goose egg takes 28-35 days to hatch, depending on the breed
- It can take up to three days for a gosling to emerge from the egg after making the first pip
Prices of Goose Egg
$10.87 – $20.00