Healthier chickens lay healthier eggs
There’s a heartening article in Mother Earth News about the scientific studies on pasture-raised eggs. While we encourage you to read the whole article yourself, here’s the gist of it.
Chickens that get outside, eat off the land and exercise produce eggs with:
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2/3 more vitamin A
- 4 to 6 times the vitamin D
- 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
- & 7 times more beta carotene.
All in all, a tastier and much healthier egg.