WE EAT EGGS DAY IN, DAY OUT, BUT WOULD YOU RECOGNISE AN UNHEALTHY EGG IF YOU SAW ONE?
Chicken eggs vary in size and color of the shell. Eggs from small farms, and those you find at the store often differ in color and texture.
The yolk of eggs bought from the store is not as thick as those from farms. But have you ever wondered the reason why?
Is it possible that you’ve been eating eggs from unhealthy chickens? Have you ever eaten and orange egg?
Examining yolks from free-range and factory-farmed eggs there are clearly visible differences.
Yolks from homegrown eggs were:
- Darker orange.
- Fuller and thicker.
- Eggshells are denser and harder to crack.
Orange yolks are an indication of a well balanced highly nutritious diet. This includes, xanthophylls, omega-3 fatty acids, and meats.
DID YOU KNOW…
Chickens are actually omnivores by nature, which means that they are not supposed to be vegetarian. Their healthiest diets include, meats mealworms, beetles, grasshoppers, grubs, and whatever creepy-crawlers they can pull from the ground.
The cheating method that lots of big chain stores use is to simply feed their chickens more corn. While the corn gives the yolk that nice golden color, it has no nutritional value whatsoever.
We have been conditioned to see yellow yolks because we don’t really know any different, and you may have been put off by a orange yolk , thinking it was off, when in fact it just means that that particular chicken was very healthy.
It might even be worth building a coop in your own backyard if you have the space and buying some chickens of your own. At least you know what they have been fed and if you were to crack their eggs and some store bought eggs in to a bowl you would see a huge difference in colour and texture.
LEARN ABOUT THE HUGE BENEFITS OF EATING HEALTHY EGG YOLKS:
Well now you know…
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