Once upon a time in the grocery store, we were faced with the choice of only two kinds of eggs: brown or white. Even then, did we really know what that meant? Well most of us assumed when we were buying brown eggs they were the healthier choice. Well, nowadays there’s more to selecting the right eggs than just the colour. With so many egg options available at the supermarket today, it can get a little confusing. To help you make an educated decision next time you buy eggs, I put together a little break down of your current egg options.
Your Current Egg Options:
Standard Eggs – these hens are raised in cages under cramped conditions prohibiting natural behaviours.
Organic – these hens are raised with 100% organic feed and regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency . Although the hens only have access to the out doors for 1/3 of their lives, minimum space requirements are met by the animal health and welfare standards.
Free Run Eggs – these hens are free to run in a barn but not outdoors. Nest boxes are standard and the hens may be given perches.
Free Range Eggs – these hens can move freely in and outdoors. Nest boxes meet standards and the hens may also be given perches.
Omega-3 Eggs – these hens have a supplemented diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, and unless otherwise labelled these eggs are from caged hens.
If you are looking to switch up your diet, eggs are a great choice. Packed with protein and amino acids, eggs are the best food source available for protein and your meal options are endless. They are so versatile and can be used in so many ways. Including eggs regularly in your diet, is a great way to maintain a healthy weight, improve your health and provide your body with the right nutrients to succeed.
Do you have a favourite egg recipe you would like to share ? I would love to hear all your ideas, send all recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have photos send them too! Next time you head to the supermarket, what kind of eggs are you going to buy? Feel free to leave your questions below. Happy cracking!