Rockgate Farm

  (Conway, Missouri)
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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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