Friday, 9th March 2018
9 March 2018
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White eggs vs brown eggs

White eggs vs brown eggs

Contrary to the thinking that brown eggs are healthier than white eggs except for the price its only the color that is different and no other difference between the brown and white egg. Brown eggs are costlier than white eggs.


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The color of the chicken does play a role, but it is the color of the earlobe and not the feather that determines the shell color. White or light-colored lobes indicate white eggs and chickens with red lobes produce brown eggs. One exception to this is Araucanas and Bantams which lay green/blue eggs and have no visible earlobes.


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The hue of the egg does not indicate the quality of the egg. Brown eggs are not more healthy than white eggs and vice versa. Large whole eggs have 70 calories, 4 to 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and about 185 milligrams of cholesterol. Vitamin and omega-3 content can vary with the hens’ diet. Of the eggs we tested, those from hens fed vegetarian diets tended to have more of certain vitamins and omega-3s than those from hens fed a conventional diet. Nature’s Yoke Omega 3 eggs listed the most omega-3s, 225 milligrams; a typical large egg has about 30 milligrams. It was the same in both types of eggs


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Chances are that brown eggs owe their superior health reputation to their inflated price tag. But brown eggs cost more than white eggs simply because they cost more to produce. Brown chickens are larger than their white cousins, so they eat more food, which in turn costs farmers more. And that extra cost to rear them is collected from the consumers


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White eggs have the same shell thickness as brown eggs. Eggshell toughness can be dependent on the age of the chicken. Older chickens will lay eggs that have thin shells, while younger ones will lay eggs with thicker shells.


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Regardless of shell color, size or even grade, the most important thing about eggs is that they can and should be part of a healthy diet. Eggs contain the highest biological value for protein. One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. And it’s important to eat the yolk because the essential fatty acids vitamins A, E, D, and K, as well as most of the calcium, iron and folate are found there.




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