🥚🥚🥚I KNOW WHERE MY EGGS COME FROM, DO YOU???🧐
🤔Buying eggs from the supermarket can be difficult to say the least. You want the healthiest, most ethically produced eggs available to you... but labels are often so baffling nowadays with their vast array of stamps and certificates it really does make it hard to choose... and let’s face it, a good-intentioned consumers definition of “organic” or “free-range” can differ massively from that of a company within the food industry trying to sell products to ultimately make profit.
🔍Checking eggs before you buy them is a must! All eggs sold in the UK must be stamped with the method of production: 0=organic, 1= free-range, 2=barn, 3=caged and state this on the carton. Price is a good indicator of how the hens that laid the eggs were raised. If you buy your eggs from the supermarket, the cheapest are likely to be from hens kept in cages, while the most expensive organic brands are potentially the highest-welfare. But bear in mind that although many free-range and organic hens have idyllic lives, much depends on the individual producer and production standards vary wildly. If in doubt, opt for the most expensive - that’s if you absolutely must buy them from a store.
🐔My advice however, would be to seek out your local farms and buy direct, thus allowing you to physically observe the conditions in which your eggs are being produced. Trust me it’s worth it.
📚Research has highlighted a huge difference in the nutritional values of pastured eggs and conventional store bought eggs. Eggs from hens raised on a pasture may contain:
-1⁄3 less cholesterol
-1⁄4 less saturated fat
-2⁄3 more vitamin A
-2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
-3 times more vitamin E
-7 times more beta carotene
-4-6 times more vitamin D
That’s a huge difference! Take the time to ensure your eggs are happy eggs! 🥚😄🥚😄🥚😄