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Kadaknath (Karinkozhi) : A Breed of Chicken

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Small Intro about Eggs – 

Eggs have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. The female animals of many different species produce eggs, but by far the most common choice for consumption is the egg of the chicken.
Eggs contain many vitamins and minerals that are essential parts of a healthy diet, and in many parts of the world, eggs are a readily available, inexpensive source of food.

The United States is regarded as the world’s largest exporter of eggs. In fact, in 2017, the per capita consumption is expected to be 275.8. Here we provide a nutritional breakdown for eggs, an in-depth look at their possible health benefits, tips on how to incorporate more eggs into your diet, and the potential health risks of consuming them.

Fast facts on eggs:

Eggs are considered to be one of the best sources of protein available.
Around 9 percent of an egg’s content is fat, found almost exclusively in the yolk.
Eggs are known for containing cholesterol.
They are one of the most commonly consumed animal products in the world.


Nutrients contained within eggs are beneficial for brain cells and promote healthy brain function.

There are several health benefits that can be derived from eggs, including:
Strong muscles: The protein within eggs helps keep muscles working well while slowing the rate at which they are lost.
Brain health: Eggs contain vitamins and minerals that are needed for the regular functioning of cells, including the brain, nervous system, memory, and metabolism.
Good energy production: Eggs contain all the daily vitamins and minerals that are needed to produce energy in all the cells of the body.
A healthy immune system: Vitamin A, vitamin B-12, and selenium are key to keeping the immune system healthy.
Lower risk of heart disease: Choline plays an important part in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine, which is associated with the development of heart disease.
Healthful pregnancy: Some nutrients within eggs help to prevent congenital disabilities, such as spina bifida.
Eyesight: Lutein and zeaxanthin help to prevent macular degeneration, the leading cause of age-related blindness. Other vitamins also promote good vision.
Weight loss and maintenance: The high quality of protein within eggs might help keep people energized and feeling fuller for longer. Feeling full prevents snacking, which reduces overall calorie intake.
Skin benefits: Some vitamins and minerals within eggs help promote healthy skin and prevent the breakdown of body tissues. A strong immune system also contributes to a healthy look overall.
The health benefits of eggs can only be experienced when they form part of a balanced diet.

Nutrition –

Below is a list of nutrients found in eggs:
vitamin A
vitamin B-2
vitamin B-12
vitamin B-5
vitamin D
vitamin E
folic acid
lutein and zeaxanthin

A medium-sized egg weighing 44 grams typically contains 5.53 grams of protein. Around 12.6 percent of the edible portion of an egg is protein, and this is found both in the yolk and the egg white.


One large egg contains about 5 grams of fat. The majority of fat in an egg is unsaturated and is regarded to be the best type of fat to be included in a balanced diet. Saturated fats should be limited to less than 10 percent of your daily calories.

For example, a diet consisting of 1,800 calories should limit saturated fat to no more than 20 grams. A large egg contains less than 2 grams of saturated fat.

Omega-3 fatty acids
Eggs are also a rich supply of omega-3 fatty acids. These are predominantly in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which helps with the maintenance of brain function and normal vision.
These fatty acids are most commonly found in oily fish, and so eggs provide an alternative source for people that are unable to eat fish.

Eggs and cholesterol

One medium-sized egg that weighs 44 grams typically contains 164 milligrams of cholesterol. However, evidence has shown there is little, if any, the relationship between cholesterol found in food and heart disease or blood cholesterol levels.
As eggs are low in saturated fats, the effect that they have on blood cholesterol is deemed to be clinically insignificant.

Importance of Kadaknath (Karinkozhi)

Laboratory tests show that the Kadaknth chicken contains certain hormones, blue pigment, and amino acids, which are required by the human body. These factors can increase blood cells and hemoglobin. Abundant clinical experience has indicated that Kadaknth chicken has peculiar effectiveness in treating women’s discuss, sterility, menoxenic (abnormal menstruation), habitual abortion, blood leucorrhoea, metrorrhagia.
Kadaknath is only Black Meat Chicken (B.M.C.) Breed of India. It is a native bird of Madhya Pradesh, reared mainly by the tribal communities of Bhil and Bhilala. The commonly available colors of kadaknath are jet-black, penciled and golden.

The bird is very popular among the Adivasis mainly due to its adaptability to the local environment, disease resistance, tasty meat quality, texture, and flavor. Though the flesh of this breed is black, it is considered not only a delicacy of distinctive taste but also of medicinal value.

Nutritive Value:

Protein content in kadaknath is higher than 25% in an ordinary bird it varies between 18-20%.
Research has shown that this species has lower cholesterol (0.73-1.05%) than white chicken (13-25%)
High levels of 18 amino acids out of which 8 are essential for the human and rich in the hormone.
Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, niacin, protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acids, etc.

Medicinal Properties:

Kadaknath has special medicinal value in homeopathy and a particular nervous disorder.
The tribal uses kadaknath blood in the treatment of chronic disease in human beings and its meat as an aphrodisiac (Believed to infuse vigor in Make).
Experts say that Viagra or Sildenafil Citrate is basically a vasodilator designed for increasing blood flow to the heart and the melanin pigment in kadaknath does the same.
kadaknath chicken has peculiar effectiveness in treating women’s discuss, sterility, Menoxenic(abnormal menstruation), habitual abortion.


The eggs are also an ideal nutrition, especially for old people and high blood pressure victims, since the cholesterol content is lower Rich in amino acids and higher than that of other kinds of birds.
The eggs of kadaknath chickens can be used effectively to treat severe headaches, headaches after giving birth, faintness, asthma, and nephritis (acute or chronic inflammation of the kidney).
Merits of Kadaknath Chicken Meat:
High nutrition, the protein content higher than other native chicken.
1. High Protein more than 25% (highest of all chicken breeds).
2. Low fat 0.73-1.05% only (lowest of all chicken breeds).
3.Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, niacin, protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acid, etc.
4. High levels of 18 essential amino acids as well as hormones that are required by the human body.
5. The Central Food and Research Institute, Mysore, studied its medicinal qualities and found it suitable for cardiac patients as it increases blood supply to the heart.

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