Quail eggs have been farmed since the times of the early Egyptians when they realized that the quails themselves were excellent sources of protein. Of course, along with raising quail for meat, eggs were produced as well. Not only were quails an excellent source of protein, but their eggs were also considered to be medicinal in value and were thought to help fight off respiratory diseases. Many countries consider quail eggs as a delicacy and are enjoyed for their delicate flavor.
Quail Egg Trivia
- Quail eggs are the smallest eggs that are commercially produced and sold.
- Considering their size, quail eggs have disproportionally larger yolks than whites.
- Quails are cannibals, if they get overheated or if they don’t get enough protein in their feed.
- Quail Eggs have three to four times the nutritional value of eggs.
- Quail Eggs provide as much as five times the iron and potassium as regular chicken eggs.
- Quails can lay up to 300 eggs in a laying season.