Egg Marketing

Marketing terms are intentionally deceptive. Some mean little to nothing. Things like “farm fresh” have no value. The “farm” may be a huge barn overcrowded with chickens in cages that never see the sun. That term means truly nothing. “All natural,” “brown,” and “hormone free” don’t mean much if anything either. I found it helpful to learn a bit more about what some of the terms on the carton mean.

You are what you eat eats too.

Eggs are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. They contain 9 essential amino acids. Eggs are one of few foods naturally containing vitamin D. They’re also a great source of choline, important for brain, heart, and liver health. They can be a great source of zinc, folate, and iron. Eggs contain lutein that can contribute to heart and eye health. The yolks are where the bulk of this nutrition is contained.

Compared to factory eggs, pasture raised eggs can have up to:

🥚 almost 2 times as much vitamin A
🥚 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
🥚 3 times more vitamin E
🥚 7 times more beta carotene

Better for the birds. Better for us.