The nutritional content of eggs varies. It all depends on how the chicken is raised. When you’re at the store it’s difficult through the marketing campaigns to decipher which one is going to be the healthiest for you. There’s also been so much controversy over the last few years about whether or not eggs are a healthy addition to our diet. So let’s look at eggs closely.
First of all, a local farmer’s market is going to be your best bet in getting the healthiest eggs unless you are raising your own chickens!
When you go to the farmer’s market, ask the farmer how the chickens are raised: Are they in a grassy pasture? Are they fed organic feed? Is their diet vegetarian — which means they are NOT fed hormone filled animal by-products? Does the farmer use antibiotics in the raising of the chickens? If you get “yes” “yes” “yes” and “no” to those questions, then buy that farmer’s eggs.
Here’s a graph (from the 100 Days of Real Food website – giving credit where credit is due!) that gives explanations to some of the wording you’ll see on eggs packaging. Read More→by