Marketing, especially food marketing, is often misleading. You can find many different types of eggs that sound better for you, but are they really?!
Sadly, probably not. 😯
Read on for some EGG-cellent information about types of eggs. 🤪
Caged: Hens are confined to cages withless than a half square foot of space each. These poor hens never see the light of day and consume a corn or soy diet (both of which are likely GMO). These account for over 90 percent of eggs in the U.S.
Cage-Free: These hens have slightly more room than caged hens, each given about1 square foot of space. They still are not exactly “free,” and they’re confined to barns and consume a corn or soy diet (again, likely GMO).
Free-Range: At a whopping2 square feet per hen, these ladies have more space than their caged and cage-free peers, but they don’t get outdoors as much as you might think. Most seldom get to see the light of day and many still eat a corn or soy diet.
Pasture-Raised: In order for pasture-raised eggs to also be labeled certified humane, it means that they were given ample space to roam outdoors ―at least 108 square feet each! They may consume some feed, but also are able to eat lots of grass, bugs, worms and anything else they can find in the dirt in their pasture. They are often let out of the barns early in the morning and called back in before nightfall.
Other important notes:
➡️ “Organic” eggs simply means organic food is fed to the hens.
➡️ “Omega-3" eggs simply means that omega-3's were added to their food.
➡️ If you want the most nutritious egg possible, go for Pasture-raised!
Pasture-raised eggs have:
✅ 2x more omega-3s
✅ 3x more vitamin D
✅ 4x more vitamin E
✅ 7x more beta-carotene
Than eggs from hens raised on traditional feed. 🐣
Plus, we really believe they taste better too! Give them a try and let us know what you think. 😎
For more information on various types of eggs, check out this helpful article.
We are HUGE fans of eggs - they have absolutely incredible benefits! Here are just a few of our favorite benefits:
Insanely nutritious, boasting generous levels of vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B12, D, E, K, calcium, zinc, folate, phosphorus, and selenium.
Has brain-boosting omega-3's
Raises the "good" cholesterol
Are great for eye health
Are linked to reduced risk of heart disease
Contains all essential amino acids, in the right proportions
So be sure to get your fair share of eggs in your diet, but go for pasture-raised wherever possible!