Goose eggs are about three times the size of a chicken egg. The shell of a goose egg is considerably harder and the flavor is richer and more intense than conventional chicken eggs. Many of the nutrients are similar to that of a chicken egg, but multiplied due to their larger size. $1.00/egg
Fat: 20 g, 5 g of which is saturated
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Protein: 20 g
Cholesterol: 1,227 mg
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 provides 9 percent of the USDA 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.
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.