Goose eggs are about three times the size of a chicken egg. They are not only big, but the shell of them is also considerably harder, so it may need hard taps around the perimeter of the egg to break them. Goose eggs contain similar nutrients as chicken eggs but multiplied due to their larger size. The goose egg has a richer and more intense flavor than chicken eggs.
Nutrition in Goose Eggs
A typical goose egg weighing about 144 g, or 5 oz., contains 266 calories, almost 20 g of protein, 2 g of carbohydrates and 20 g of fat, 5 g of which is saturated. While a chicken egg weights just 50 g, or 2 oz. and contains 72 calories, 6 g of protein, 0.36 g of carbs and 4.75 g of fat. A goose egg offers 53.1 mg of selenium, three and a half times the amount contained in a chicken egg, and 379 mg of choline, which plays an important role in the development of cells and cellular communication. A goose egg contains calcium, vitamin A and iron, and is also a good source of the carotenoid, a type of antioxidant and lutein which has a good effect on eye and skin health. One people should intake less than 300 mg of cholesterol daily, while one goose egg has 1,227 mg of cholesterol. So a regular intake could have a negative impact on heart health.
What Can I Make with a Goose Egg?
Cooking goose eggs is very similar to cooking chicken eggs. Hard-boiling, poaching or scrambling are the general cooking method. For its larger size, to make a generously-sized omelet you just need one goose egg. A chicken egg will usually only require a few minutes to become hard boiled, while hard boiling a goose egg may take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. If you want to cook softly boiled, boiling them for about seven to ten minutes.