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The Chicken egg is a common ingredient on the breakfast table in Kenya. However, there is a new trend in the 21st Century with the middle class becoming more and more health conscious towards the quail egg for breakfast in Kenya. Why the shift?
The Quail egg is a third of that of the chicken egg in terms of size. It is dotted with brown speckles on its shell.
The Quail egg contains 13% protein whilst the Chicken egg contains 11%. The Quail egg contains 140% Vitamin B1 compared to 50% of the chicken egg. Research also shows that it contains 5 times more iron and potassium than the chicken egg.
Quail eggs do not cause allergies if anything they help fight allergies due to the ovomucoid protein they contain. Consumption of Quail eggs also helps fight against many diseases to the extent that some British researchers refer to it as a Super Food.
Quail Eggs are well known to help boost the immune system, promote memory health, increase brain activity and stabilize the nervous system. It also increases hemoglobin and it is therefore very good for anaemic persons.
Consumption of quail eggs for breakfast in Kenya can cause some to throw up or have a runny stomach and that is because it acts as a toxin removal agent and removes heavy metals in the body. The Chinese are also reported to use it widely for management of Tuberculosis, Asthma and even diabetes.
How Do You Consume the Quail Eggs For Breakfast
This is the interesting part about the Quail Egg. There are various ways of eating it. The first is that you can eat it raw with or without the shell. If eating with the shell just wipe the outside of the shell with a damp clothe before consumption.
If boiling a Quail egg for breakfast in Kenya, you boil for 2-4 minutes depending on how well done you love your yolk. Never beyond 4 minutes. The recommended way to eat a boiled egg is the with the shell. Do not remove the shell just consume it whole.
Ofcourse eating the shell of an egg is strange to most Kenyans so if you strongly feel that you cannot eat egg with the shell, do not throw it away. The calcium and nutrients in the shell are very important so a quail egg shell should never be thrown away.
Once removed should be dried in the sun for an hour or two and then crushed. The crushed shell can then be introduced in your porridge, yoghurt or food. It gives a crunchy taste to your food. Think of it as a health supplement that is natural without additives.
I personally use the eggs for making my pancakes too for breakfast. The best way to consume it is raw. If you find that difficult, try putting it in your yoghurt or juice.
Quail Eggs For Breakfast and Children
Due to the health benefits, I also put one egg raw in my 6 month old sons pawpaw and he loves it. Introduce it raw to the Children quite early and to older children include it in their yogurt or something that they love.
I started giving it to my son when he was four months and had a cold. In addition to the medicine I would include the Quail egg for breakfast and it has worked wonders I believe.
My sister who has a 9 and 12 year old children asked me how she can introduce it to her children and I gave her the same advice am giving here. She told me they would notice the difference in the taste of yoghurt, juice or porridge. I told her to tell them that is what the Doctor recommended. No one argues with the Doctor. So they do it for their health.
Quail Eggs For breakfast in Kenya is a Healthier More Nutritious Option. It is curative, disease preventive and improves your health so you are not just eating a quail egg for breakfast to fill your belly or to meet the nutritional requirements for the day but also taking care of your health at the same time. It’s a 3 in 1 solution.
For all your quail products in Kenya do not hesitate to call 0706-288853. Deliveries are possible in Nairobi and its environs.
May 20, 2014 at 11:44 amNo commentsadmin
Carnivore Restaurant is well known for its game meat. However most Kenyans cannot afford to indulge in this luxury because game meat is obviously more expensive than beef, mutton, pork or chicken. But Voila, with the introduction of Quail Farming in Kenya, game meat can now be a delicacy on your table because Quail Meat is game meat.
- It is delicious.
- It tastes different from even Chicken.
- It is finger licking delicious
- Quail meat for some strange reason, despite its small size, creates a lot of soup.
- It is white meat and so carries with it the benefits of white meat.
Quails, if properly looked after, does not have fat on them and they are very tender. Infact when slaughtering no hot water is used because that would remove the internal skin because it has no fat. When slaughtering a quail one just plucks the feathers.
Quail meat has no cholesterol and so does not add calories to your diet.
It takes a very short time to cook due to its tender nature so saving on your time in the Kitchen and giving you ample time to deal with other chores and it also saves on your fuel.How To Cook Quail Meat
Fry Stew – just cut it into small pieces. Fry the onion, garlic and when brown add tomatoes. When cooked add the quail meat and lower the ehat so that it cooks in its own water first. When all water is dried up, you can add a little bit more water to make it even more tender. This water can be allowed to evaporate all of it if you want dry meat or ensure some soup is left. Either way it will be a great accompaniment.
You can also , bake or grill Quail meat. To Barbecue it you cut it into small pieces. You then marinate it with spices of your choice. If you want it Chinese you can marinate with crushed Garlic and Soy Sauce. If you want it Indian you can marinate it with Indian Spices like Garam Masala and add some lemon juice.
Once marinated leave it in the fridge for 2 hours for the Quail meat to soak the marinated stuff. If no fridge, just cover it with a clean damp cloth and leave it for tow hours to marinate. After the two hours, you can now choose to barbecue it, bake it in the oven or grill it.
After marination you can also dip it in beaten quail egg and then cover it with breadcrumbs. Then deep fry in hot oil.
You can also choose to Sautee it. Cut it into small pieces. Fry onion and garlic, once browned add the Quail meat pieces and lower the heat for it to cook in its own liquid. Keep stirring as it cooks. Once cooked you can also add diced mushrooms. Do not increase the heat of the cooker. Just sautee it. When sautéing you put in more onions than normal and you do not add tomatoes in the cooking. The tomatoes come as a Salad.
You can also cook it the African way so that the whole stew has the taste of Quail Meat. Cut it into small pieces. Fry onion, add tomatoes, then the quail meat. Let it cook under low heat. Once cooked you can add your other vegetables, for example, carrots, peas, beans, cabbage or whatever. This way you do not have to buy much Quail meat and the whole family tastes Quail in their meal. This is the economical way to make Quail meat as part of the family stew.
Quail Meat can be eaten with any of the Kenyan Foods – Ugali, Rice, Matoke ,Chapos, Mashed potatoes or Kienyeji. You can mince it for Sphagetti or Pasta. It can also be dry fried with onions and then added to Vegetable Salad or be included in a sandwitch.
Price of Quail Meat
You can buy one piece of Quail at Kenya Shillings One Hundred and Fifty (kshs 150). Or you can buy half a Kilogram of Quail Meat at Kenya Shillings Three Hundred ( Kshs 300) or One Kilogram of Quail Meat at Kenya Shillings Five and twenty ( Kshs 520).
Have you introduced Quail Meat in your Kenyan Dining table? Do not be left out. Spice Your Meals with Quail meat. There are many ways you can cook Quail Meat. Choose the one that favors your Kitchen and style. I can assure you once your children taste this delicious meat, they will want more. Next time you have visitors, try Quail Meat on your menu, you will be surprised at the response.