Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Health Update on Eggs

A previous post quoted the Talmud to claim that ounce for ounce, you can do no better than eat an egg.

But this leaves us with the question: What's better for you; A raw egg, a soft-boiled one, or a hard-boiled one? (That's the extent of my repertoire).

A story in Talmud (Shabbos 38a) provides the answer. Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi and Rav Chana bar Chanina lodged in the same place. They were served eggs that were shriveled tiny. Of these they ate many.

To which Rashi adds to clarify the piece: "This demonstrates that shriveled eggs continue to improve as they continue to condense."

So, you see, there's nothing like a good, hard-boiled egg.

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