In this Blog, we will cover all things eggs. The difference between them, the different types and what to look for when shopping at the grocery store. We got your back!
~ TYPE OF EGGS ~
Certified Organic: Hens raised on organic feed with NO added hormone or antibiotics.
Certified Humane: Hens have access to the outdoors, slaughterers have stricter and higher standards.
Vegetarian Eggs: hens who are on a vegetarian diet
Free-Ranged Hens: Hens who can freely roam and have a better quality life. These hens can wander and perch, can open and flap their wings, lives a happy life. More ethical + humane farming practice. The eggs hatched have a less chance to carry salmonella and has a higher nutritional profile! Doesn’t always mean Hens have access to the outdoors. Dark yolk color!
Caged-Raised Hens: Hens who can’t roam free and have normal activity. These hens can’t stand up, can’t lie down, can’t open and flap their wings, and clean/groom themselves. Typically in horrible conditions. There is also evidence that cage-raised hens are surrounded by their own waste, insects with diseases, and are fed “slaughterhouse waste” which depletes their health and the quality of product when processed. Pale/Light Yolk color.
Pasture-Raised Eggs: Hens are true free-ranged, however not guaranteed to be fed grains. Darker yolk color!
Organic Pastured Eggs: pastured, free-ranged, fed certified organic feed, not injected or exposed to hormones/antibiotics/pesticides/herbicides/fertilizers, not fed corn or soy, highest quality egg type. Darker yolk color!
~ BENEFITS ~
Natures #1 multivitamin with great sources of vitamin B12 + D, riboflavin, selenium and phosphorus
Good amount of omega-3 fatty acids that may reduce inflammation and other risk factors for heart problems
Immunity booster for heart health, stroke inhibitors and diabetes risk.
Reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome
Helps eye health
Good for weight loss
Improves brain and liver functions
Improves skins health
1 whole egg = 7g Protein
1 egg white = 3g Protein