Nutrition Facts on Eggs
Conventionally raised eggs contain:
Omega-3 Eggs are produced by chickens that are fed a diet high in Omega 3's (usually from ground flaxseeds added to the feed).
These eggs have more essential omega 3 fat than "regular eggs," but are by no means a "good" source of this essential fatty acid.
The term "Cage Free" is completely meaningless. It has no legal meaning. Don't waste your money on eggs from "cage free" or "free range" chickens.
"Free Range" chicken conjures up images of happy chickens frolicking around the ranch, soaking up the sun and leisurely sipping Mai Tais at the pool, doesn't it?
The color of the egg shell has nothing to do with egg quality, nutritional value, or flavor.
Brown egg calories are equivalent to white egg calories.
Brown eggs simply come from brown(ish) chickens. Think about it. If YOU had a baby, what color would it be?
Offspring have a skin tone similar to the parents. The same is true in chicken world!
Thus, white eggs come from white chickens and brown eggs come from brown(ish) chickens.
Brown eggs are more expensive because the brown-egg variety of chickens are bigger eaters and cost more to feed. The cost is then passed along to YOU.
Egg Calories Provide Descent Nutrition
Eggs aren't "empty calories" like many foods out there!
They're a very good source of selenium, iodine, and vitamin B2 and a good source of protein, molybdenum, phosphorus, vitamin B5, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
Large Egg Nutrition Facts
Large, extra large and jumbo eggs have too much cholesterol for you if you have a high cholesterol problem.
According to The American Heart Association Guidelines:
Notice from the egg calories chart above that larger eggs have more cholesterol, as well as more total fat and saturated fat. NONE of these are good for your cholesterol!
...if you have high cholesterol and you like to eat eggs:
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