Before we got chickens, we knew that home grown chickens’ eggs should be different from those found in the store. Nutritionally, of course. But also in the look. According to Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats,
When broken into a bowl, the egg should have a dark yellow yolk that stands up in a round hemisphere. The white should have two clearly defined sections – a more viscous part surrounding the yolk and a thinner area on the perimeter.
So I thought I’d show you exactly what this looks like by showing you one of our eggs!
Nutritional info regarding pasture fed chickens:
- A chicken’s egg is said to be the “most complete” protein source in a single food.
- Omega-3 and Omega-6’s are nearly a 1:1 ratio, as opposed to the 1:19 in your typical super market egg. Since omega-3 is the superior of the two, 1:1 is preferred.
- Nursing mothers in China are reported to eat as many as 12 eggs per day, which explains that high amount of DHA in their breast milk. This is of wonderful nutritional benefit to their infants since eggs are considered to be a “brain food.”
So if you are picking and choosing where to spend a little more in your grocery budget, cage-free organic eggs are the way to go! And local, of course, if you can.