Why Home Grown Eggs are Better

 Why it Matters…

There are no hormones and less cholesterol in home grown eggs.  Also, there’s no worry of medications. Also, if the chickens are  allowed to eat bugs, fresh greens, and scratch grains, the eggs  will have a higher nutrient content. Researchers conclude that eggs from pasture raised chickens may contain:

• 1⁄3 less cholesterol
• 1⁄4 less saturated fat
• 2⁄3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene

Shelf Life of Eggs

The eggs you buy at your local grocery store are usually, probably weeks old. Technically, eggs do indeed have a long lasting shelf life once refrigerated, however the older they are the flatter the white & yoke becomes.  If your wondering about the shelf life of homegrown eggs in the refrigerator, it’s approximately 3 months.

 

 


Reaserch:
Mother Earth News
Micro Farm Life

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amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
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4 Responses to Why Home Grown Eggs are Better

  1. Bassas Blog says:

    I need to get some chickens!

  2. Rita A. says:

    They are so much better. Really no comparison!!

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