Hello to all. Lately I have had friends and customers ask me about my eggs. I have a lot of different colored eggs that I sell. Well I have always heard the tale that green eggs were lower in cholesterol than any other egg. Well that is partly true. Their are a lot of things that have a lot to do with the healthy benefits of eggs. Some eggs are much better for you that others. I decided to do a study and find out what makes one eggs better for you over another egg. Well here is what I found out. All the things I found you can find too. I will post the websites and the articles I read to come up with my findings. I am working very hard to provide the best products I can for my family and you as well. That is why I have put in the time to find out what produces the very best egg. Well here is what I found out…
Testing done by “Mother Earth News” found that eggs from pastured free-range hens on average, contained one-third of the cholesterol and one-fourth of the saturated fat as conventional eggs. A sustainable Agriculture research and eduction study yielded similar results, with pastured hens producing eggs with 10% less fat and 34% less cholesterol.
Free-range pastured hens, What is that? Well the standard USDA definition is any hen that has access to the out doors, that are not confined in cages.
Free range-pastured hens eggs also contained 67% more vitamin A, than conventional hens confined in cages. Free range hens had triple the amount of vitamin E, from the ” Mother Earth Study” and double the amounts from a study at the Pennsylvania State University Research Team.
” Mother Earth News” study found twice the amount of omega 3’s and the “Penn State Study” found 2 1/2 times more. Free range hens in the SARE study at Penn State had four times the Omega 3’s as their caged sisters.
|A sample of the colors of eggs my hens produce.|
US Department of Agriculture: meat and poultry labeling terms. USDA website
Mother Earth News; Meet Real free Range eggs; Cheryl Long eta; October/November 2007
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education; Pastured Poultry Products; Barb Gorski; 1999