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Unformatted text preview: Why are egg contents so important? Components of eggs YOLK Lipids Biotin – necessary for growth Hormones Carotenoids Maternal Antibodies ALBUMIN Proteins – building blocks for growth & energy Water Ovalbumin – protease inhibitor Ovotransferrin – binds Fe and Zinc Ovomucin – impenetrable by bacteria Lysozyme – kills gram+ bacteria Avidin – binds biotin...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course POUL 3123 taught by Professor Navara during the Spring '09 term at UGA.
- Spring '09