Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pastured Eggs VS. Supermarket Eggs

So almost everyone has ate a supermarket egg.. You crack it open and out comes a watery egg white and a soft limp pale yellow yolk, but this is what we expect and we shouldn't! We should demand better..

The USDA states that a egg is safe to sell 45 days after it was laid.. So here’s how to tell how old the eggs are that you get in the supermarket. At the end of the carton you should find a “sell by” date. You can estimate the date the eggs were packed by counting back 45 days. Scary? Yeah a little especially since those poor chickens were living in such terrible conditions, i for one know that living in a 2x4 with 7 other people would make me miserable and if i was a chicken i wouldn't be laying the highest quality eggs!

Now for those who have had a farm fresh egg you know the taste and look is very different, you have a plump yellow/orange yolk with thick whites that don't look like water but there's more then that in numerous studies done farm fresh VS. supermarket egg.. farm fresh has shown to have more vitamins, nutrients, and other goodies.

Mother Earth News ran tests of eggs from pastured flocks across the country.
Their findings showed that pastured eggs had approximately one-third less cholesterol, nearly three times as much vitamin E, seven times more beta-carotene and twice the amount of omega-3s as compared to the standard USDA data.
A follow-up study in 2008 confirmed that pastured eggs contain three to six times more vitamin D as well. Pastured eggs also normally contain higher levels of carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which are associated with good eye health.

Huge difference? I think so!! So Vote with your fork and buy local pastured farm fresh eggs (more and more farmers markets have numerous local egg sellers)


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11 comments:

  1. Good job Brittany! Take a look at my garden pics and my little Chicken Heads on facebook. bklyntomtom1@yahoo.com

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  2. Hey! I tried to but your profile is private!: /

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  3. that is such a great post!! that is totally why i have my own backyard chickens too!

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  4. Thank you! I think its so important for people to know why you should eat a certain way not just be told

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  5. Great post! We joined a CSA this summer and we're getting eggs. Wonderful eggs.
    Visiting you from the barn hop.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this! We have our own chickens and sell our farm fresh eggs. Great post! I shared your link. Thanks!

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  7. Yay Beth! Great to see and hear from you!! Glad you found us! : )

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  8. I'm really glad I found your blog thanks to the ad you posted on Craigslist. It's nice to know I'm not the only one with these interests in the Tampa area. One of our little chickees just started laying tiny, blue-tinted eggs for the first time. I was amazed at how excited I was and also the brilliancy of the egg yolk color when we used the eggs for pancakes.

    Great post.

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  9. Well Hi and Welcome! Glad you found us! It is amazing the diff between the 2 and yay for blue eggs, I love ours (we have 2 brown layers and one gren/blue layer) hope you bookmark us and continue connecting : )

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