The yellow - usually spherical - portion of an egg, consisting of protein and fat which serves as the primary source of nourishment for the early embryo within the egg. The yolk makes up about 33% of the liquid weight of an egg.

The yolk is the major source of an egg's vitamins and minerals. It is one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D. Cholesterol is also present in the yolk. The yolk of a large egg contains about 59 calories.

Albumen & Yolk

Interesting Yolk Facts:
  • Yolk color depends on the diet of the hen. Hens feed yellow corn or alfalfa produce medium yellow yolks while those feeding on wheat or barely produce lighter color yolks.

  • A hen will occasionally produce a double-yolked egg throughout her egg-laying career. In rare coccurances, a hen will produce an egg with no yolk at all.

Special Recipe: No-Yolk Egg Substitute

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Recipes with "Yolk" in the title:
  1. No-Yolk Egg Substitute

Recipes with "Yolk" in the ingredients:
  1. Alfred Hitchcock's Quiche Lorraine
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  5. Baba (Polish Coffee Cake)
  6. Baked Peanut Butter Banana Donuts
  7. Best Chocolate Chip Waffles
  8. Best Waffles Ever
  9. Blini With Sour Cream & Caviar
  10. Blueberry Breakfast Souffle
  11. Breakfast Custard
  12. Cheddar Pancakes
  13. Cheese And Bacon Biscuits
  14. Cheese Souffle
  15. Cheesesteak Benedict
  16. Chruscik (Poland)
  17. Cinnamon Belgian Waffles
  18. Cinnamon Coffee Cake
  19. Crab Cake Eggs Benedict
  20. Croissants
  21. Double Apple Waffles
  22. Easy Breakfast Bars
  23. Eggs - India Style
  24. Eggs au Gratin
  25. Eggs Benedict
  26. Eggs Benedict Bites
  27. Eggs Eiffel Tower
  28. Faworki (Polish Egg Twist Bread)
  29. Fig Breakfast Waffles
  30. Fluffy Rum Sauce (For Pancakes)
  31. French Toast Muffins
  32. Grape-Nuts Waffles
  33. Ham Waffles
  34. Hot Cross Buns
  35. Kluski z Zoltek (Polish Egg Balls)
  36. Lazanki With Cheese (Poland)
  37. Low-Carb Pancakes (Cottage Cheese)
  38. Maple Walnut Buttermilk Scones
  39. Microwave Lemon Curd
  40. Nalesniki (Polish Pancakes)
  41. Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts
  42. Paczki (Polish Donuts)
  43. Pancake Packages (Cottage Cheese Blintzes)
  44. Perfect Cheese Souffle
  45. Quick Waffles
  46. Savory Parmesan Waffles
  47. Tapioca Flour Waffles
  48. Three Grain Butter Pastery
  49. Traditional English Scones
  50. Vanilla Bean French Toast
  51. Walnut Muffins
  52. Walnut Muffins With Coffee Icing
  53. Whipped Cream Waffles

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