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Have you ever known that a chicken that lays an egg has a connection with the color of the egg yolk. There is a lot that can be revealed when you observe keenly. For instance, a lighter orange-yellow yolk indicates that the chicken ate a lot of insects as well as other sources of protein, whereas a deeper orange-yellow yolk indicates that the bird was fed only grains. What can the yolk of your egg tell you about its origins, then? Find out by reading on!

Pastured eggs

The highest nutrients are in pastured eggs. They taste better, have more omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and are more costly than conventional eggs. Because hens who consume a variety of foods develop yolks with a larger concentration of antioxidants, pastured eggs not only have a superior flavor than conventional eggs but also are also healthier for you.

It is recommended to take pastured eggs—they are not only nourishing but also tasty!

Caged eggs

Most eggs from groceries are probably caged eggs, although many people are unaware of this. The hens who produce caged eggs are confined in cramped cages that prevent them from spreading their wings. The chicken may get quite frustrated and stressed as a result, which may produce eggs of lesser quality.

I advise staying away from caged eggs and seeking for “organic” eggs. Hens that are given freedom to roam and access to organic food, which results in greater quality, produce them.

Free range

 

Chickens that are let free range on farms lay free-range eggs. Normally, a sizable outside space is made available to the hens so they may go searching for food. Eggs with deeper orange yolks are the outcome of this. The shells are also more durable and contain more minerals than eggs from traditionally reared hens.

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Organic eggs

 

Although they access the outdoors, hens reared organically are not permitted to wander freely. Therefore, they are restricted to an area devoid of chemical  pesticides and fertilizers. Eggs with pale yellow yolks are the outcome of this. In comparison to eggs from conventionally kept hens, their shells are also thinner and contain less minerals.

Factory farm goods vs. free-range eggs

 

GMO maize and soybeans are frequently given to factory farmed hens, resulting in pale yellow yolks. On the other hand, free-range hens are permitted to hunt for plants and insects, producing eggs with bright orange yolks.

 

The color of the yolks differs and it is not aesthetic. It truly reflects the various nutrients that may be found in each kind of egg. The vitamin and mineral content of pale yellow yolks is lower than that of their rich orange types. There is a possibility of them having harmful substances such as arsenic.

 

I advise you to purchase eggs that have deep orange yolks. Though they are a bit expensive, their nutritional content is worth it.

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