nutritional info for farm eggs?

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by cl_dewey, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. cl_dewey

    cl_dewey Junior Member

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    Does anyone know if there are any studies out on the.nutritional info for farm eggs vs commercial eggs? I sometimes track my food for sparkpeople and wonder what the protein and fat really are comparable to a commercial egg.
     
  2. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    I've heard two reports but as I don't know who did the study nor do I know who "paid" for the study ... I say take it with a few grains of salt. Both report came back as "No difference" ... :rolleyes:

    For me it knowing where my food comes from ... I know what I feed my animals and how they are treated ...

    So study or not ... I'm cool with what I do & how I do it ... :p
     

  3. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    That makes sense though. That's what I would have predicted the answer to be. It's because there is a "magic" genetic recipe for what needs to be in a egg to start and support a baby chicken. Usually that is supplied at the expense of the mother. So the mother will give to the egg even if she puts herself in deficiency state. (remember the woman with all the children). So she will make herself calcium deficient (life threatening situation) so that her offspring can survive. So it would make sense that the eggs would be identical. Eggs are considered perfect food. That's why.
     
  4. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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  5. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Tinyhouse, I like your answer much better than mine. I stand corrected. Horray for back yard chickens!
     
  6. teddy

    teddy Scrambled Eggs

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    Here is my personal study. I will never eat a commercial egg. once you go orange yoke you never go back.
     
  7. cogburn

    cogburn New Member

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    Here's my study... I love free range cackle berries !!!
     

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  8. ChickenAdmin

    ChickenAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    I read recently free range have higher omega 3 but aside from that I haven't read much else.

    Well, except what's in this thread.
     
  9. TinyHouse

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    From another article: "A 2009 study at Penn State found that pastured hens’ eggs had significantly higher amounts of omega-3s and vitamins E and lower omega-6s than their mash-only counterparts."

    http://flavormagazinevirginia.com/localeggs/
     
  10. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Okay, okay! Uncle, uncle already! Lol. ;-)