Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Eggcellent news

ingles dietitianEggs are one of the least expensive and most versatile sources of protein that you can find in the supermarket. Think about it, you can cook or bake with eggs. You can eat eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner or use them in a dessert. You can scramble, fry, poach, soft or hard boil eggs!

EGG-citing facts:

One large egg = 75 calories (5 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein) 

Eggs contain all 9 of the essential amino acids.

Eggs are an excellent source of choline and selenium and are rich in leucine. 

Eggs can be safely stored in your refrigerator for weeks.

Eggs cook quickly. 

Related Items

Did you know:

There is NO nutritional difference between an egg with a brown or a white shell? The shell color is due to the type or breed of chicken! There are even eggs with blue or greenish shells!

Ingles sells hard-boiled chopped eggs on our salad bars and we have packages of whole hard-boiled eggs in the DAIRY section.


Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian



Smokey Mountain News Logo
Go to top
Payment Information


At our inception 20 years ago, we chose to be different. Unlike other news organizations, we made the decision to provide in-depth, regional reporting free to anyone who wanted access to it. We don’t plan to change that model. Support from our readers will help us maintain and strengthen the editorial independence that is crucial to our mission to help make Western North Carolina a better place to call home. If you are able, please support The Smoky Mountain News.

The Smoky Mountain News is a wholly private corporation. Reader contributions support the journalistic mission of SMN to remain independent. Your support of SMN does not constitute a charitable donation. If you have a question about contributing to SMN, please contact us.