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The Truth About Eggs.....

It's time to set the record straight.  Please feel free to research my facts and comments for verification.  I'm not just selling you a bill of goods to promote my products, but hoping to provide some useful information to aid in debunking some of the myths surrounding farm fresh eggs.

1.  The color of the shell has NO effect on the nutritional value, quality, or flavor of the egg.  Simply put, different poultry breeds lay different colored eggs.  So, NO, maran(dark brown) or ameraucana (blue/green) eggs are no better or flavorful then any other chicken egg. 

2.  What the chicken is fed DOES have a bearing on the flavor and color of the eggs.  Free range birds (chickens allowed access to greens and other forage) tend to have darker yolks, whereas factory birds that are fed standard egg rations, tend to have paler yolks. 

3.  One large egg provides approximately 6 grams of protein, 4.5 grams of total fat, 213 milligrams of cholesterol, and is a good source of Lutein which promotes eye health.  About 75 calories.

4.  Eggs are one of the few natural resources of vitamin D.

Again, do the research!  Don't take for granted that what you hear, or what you read is true.  Check your facts.




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hurray for you! I'm sure glad that someone else hasn't been taken in by the nonsence that egg yolks are full of colestrol and should be avoided at all costs!! The egg yolk is the best part of the egg and full of nutritious value, not the whites!!

Posted by Elaynn McGuffrey on July 15, 2011 at 11:11 PM CDT #

I truly appreciate your information. Can you help me to validate the claims made by some, for pasture raised eggs? There are those on this site who claim that the Omega-3, and other nutritional components are so far superior, that it is seemingly impossible. The claims seem to rise each year, without any reference point to a study or the source of the information.

I am concerned that nutritional seekers are having their options amplified. We need good information to make good food choices. We need good fact-based choices, rather than production promoters, be they pasture or non-pasture fed.

Posted by Nutritional Seeker on July 17, 2011 at 10:03 AM CDT #

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