Easter is around the corner and I have eggs on the mind. Painting Easter eggs is one of my favorite holiday activities. I like dying them naturally with boiled beet water. They turn the most beautiful deep burgundy!
Since dying eggs means I will be also eating a lot of eggs, I decided to look into the debate between commercially raised eggs, organic eggs, and pasture raised eggs. Which is healthier? Is their a real difference in taste? According to a study done by Mother Earth News, pasture raised eggs are more nutritious and may even taste better. Mother Earth News seemed to have the most convincing (and thorough) data on the hot topic.
After testing eggs from 14 different farms, here are the facts about pasture raised eggs:
• 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
Something to remember is that “organic” eggs or even “cage free” eggs are different from pasture raised. To get accurate info I suggest reading the full article here.
Do you prefer organic, pasture, or commercially raised eggs? Can you taste a difference?
Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012