Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Dear Colleagues,

I agree with you that eggs are very important sources of amino acids, energy and also some essential trace elements and vitamins.

Recently, we finished some dose : response studies with various Iodine supply in laying hens and found interesting results, which may be also very helpful to contribute to overcome Iodine-deficiency in many countries.

Attached, you will find a review of these studies. E.g. Table 7 demonstrates that one egg of hens fed with adequate I-supply may cover about 50% of the human Iodine-requirements.

Best regards

Gerhard Flachowsky

Prof. Dr. G. Flachowsky

Senior Visiting Scientist

Institute of Animal Nutrition

Federal Research Institute of Animal Health

Bundesallee 37

38116 Braunschweig