Do hard-boiled eggs leak a significant amount of nutrients into the water?
I know normal boiling of food does. But i'm wondering if egg shell keeps everything intact.
Since most of the nutrients are in the yolk, they'd have to go through the white as well as the shell. I doubt that it's occurring since the white solidifies almost immediately. On the contrary, I think the cholesterol and fat soluble vitamins are more available with boiled eggs since the overally cooking temperature is lower and they don't have an opportunity to oxidize/degrade etc. It's the only way that I eat eggs.