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- Egg FAQs
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Does the color of an egg's shell make a difference
in the quality or taste of an egg? (or Are brown eggs better for you than
The short answer is, no. Shell color is a function of the chicken's biology
and has nothing to do with the nutritional or chemical makeup of the individual
egg. All eggs from chickens will have the same basic nutritional qualities
no matter the size of the egg or color of the shell. Preference of brown
over white or the other way around seems to be more of a cultural thing
than anything else. Countries outside of the U.S. actually prefer to pay
extra for, and favor white eggs. They'll tell you that the white ones
are better tasting and healthier for you than the brown. Now... To be
sure, what the chicken EATS is more important in relation to the taste,
color and healthfulness of an egg. Freshness also plays a factor. Farm
fresh eggs will always taste better than eggs from 'factory' hens raised
in cages and delivered more than a week after laying.
Why do your eggs taste different? Almost too
Because they are probably two weeks fresher than the eggs you bought at
the store. Freshness and diet (of the hens) are the two items that make
our eggs the best in the world. What you are tasting is how a REAL EGG
should taste. Hens that eat a lot of grass on the pasture tend to lay
eggs that have dark, almost red-orange yolks. Fresh egg yolks are 'perky'
and not flat or deflated when you crack them. Pale light yellow yolks
and whites that spread thinly in the frying pan are a sign that your eggs
aren't as fresh, nor are the hens raised on a diverse diet. Think of the
difference between watered down 1% milk and whole milk. Some people might
have to get used to the taste of a fresh egg. Most can never imagine going
How fresh are your eggs?
We are currently selling out of all of our eggs every week. No matter
what our production level, we try to promise that you will always be eating
the freshest eggs possible, short of picking them out of the nests yourself.
egg provides all the minerals and vitamins you need for the day, including
Vitamin D? The only one missing is Vitamin C. So make sure orange juice
is a part of your well balanced breakfast.
is no significant difference between white and brown eggs with regards
to the nutritional value? An egg can be made a little healthier by feeding
the hens extra Omega 3 Fatty Acids (giving them a little more than are
already in there. And the yolk can be brighter almost orange if
the hens are free ranged and are eating a good amount of grasses. But
for the most part, there is no difference. I personally like our blue-green
bantam hen eggs. It just takes a lot more to make a good sized omelet.
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