What color are your eggs?

September 25, 2018

Many a customer has mentioned they only eat brown eggs.  They associate white eggs with factory farms.  It's true that factory farm eggs are usually white, but that shouldn't give all white eggs a bad name!  The breed of the chicken determines the color of the shell.  The diet of the chicken determines the color of the yolk.  A chicken eating only grains will have a pale yellow yolk.  A chicken eating lots of plants and bugs will have a dark yellow to orange yolk.  You'll even notice the yolk color changes as the seasons change, depending on how much grass is growing.  Summer is the peak time of year to get those dark orange yolks!

Not only is the color of a pasture raised egg different; the nutrition is different!  Mother Earth News studied eggs in an accredited lab and found those raised on pasture had:

  • Less fat and less cholesterol than commercial eggs
  • More vitamin A, vitamin D and beta carotene
  • Twice the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids

Repeat after me "The color of the shell doesn't matter!".  It's the inside that counts. 

We are proud our birds can free range on pasture all day, every day.  It makes them healthier and happier, which makes us healthier and happier.

Rachael Ferguson

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