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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