Monday, 26 March 2012

Free Range Eggs are More Nutritious

Mother Earth News' 2007 egg testing project clearly demonstrated the nutritional differences between eggs from free-range pastured hens and commercially farmed hens. This difference is not an occasional fluke—it's the natural and inevitable result of the diet of the hen laying the egg. Compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:
  • 1/3 less cholesterol
  • 2/3 more vitamin A
  • 3 times more vitamin E
  • 2 times more omega-3 fats
  • 7 times more beta carotene
  • 1/4 less saturated fat
Reference:  Dr Mercola Website Newsletter, Monday 26 March 2012 

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