The Incredible Farm Fresh Free Range Egg
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It was really only after we moved out to a rural community in the 'thumb' of Michigan that I discovered farm fresh free range eggs. And that began my love affair with eggs. There is simply nothing so wonderful as a fresh farm egg, laid by hens who can get out in the sunshine to walk about, eat bugs to supplement their diet and that are only treated with drugs if they are truly sick.
What is different about them? Most are free range and organic. The eggs are all different colors ranging from white to cream and brown, then blue to green. Every morning is Easter! The yolk is orange. And when whipped up into an omlet or cake, they look so rich and sunny. Not like the pale cream colored yolk from grocery store eggs. It is even reported that they are better for you:
* 1/3 less cholesterol
*1/4 less saturated fat
*2/3 more vitamin A
*2x more omega 3 fatty acigs
*7x more beta carotene
I pay about $1 dozen and buy 5 dozen at a time for our family of 2. Like I said, I love eggs. In addition to making omlets, frittatas and plain eggs for Sunday breakfast, I will make deviled eggs and egg salad sandwiches. I save the last dozen to boil. For those who don't know... hard boiled fresh eggs are very hard to peel, so use the last of your eggs to boil. As a special treat occasionally, I will add 1/2 hard boiled egg to the dog food dish. What is your favorite egg recipe?
Mother Earth News compares store bought eggs to farm fresh free range.
Want to be incredible? Eat incredible!
In closing, I encourage all you city dwellers to drive out to the county and find a local egg source. Those who live in the country like me, please stop when you see a sign in front of a farm selling fresh eggs. You won't be disappointed!