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Eggs, educate me.

What eggs to buy and why?
Are the organic free range eggs any better for you? Are they more nutritious? Or is this all only about the way the eggs are produced?
What do you buy and why?
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cRaZyRaVr wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 10:23 pm
What eggs to buy and why?
Are the organic free range eggs any better for you? Are they more nutritious? Or is this all only about the way the eggs are produced?
What do you buy and why?
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I buy Born 3s from Costco.
I'm not even sure why to be honest.
I do like the yolk size and color.

Eggs in general are cheaper at the supermarket on sales, but I can't be assed to visit a certain JUST for eggs.
If you count the regular vs regular price, the Born 3s are close enough for me.
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An egg is an egg to me. I just buy the cheapest 12 pack I see when I'm at the grocery store. I make sure they are not cracked and off I go.

Only use I have for eggs is omelettes and to throw a raw egg in a protein shake. The texture that a raw egg gives to a shake is the reason why it gets put in there

Don't think I'm missing much but I could be wrong
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Not much difference. You can go for Omega 3 ones, brown eggs. Though plain average eggs are just fine.
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Strafe1 wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 10:59 pm
Not much difference. You can go for Omega 3 ones, brown eggs. Though plain average eggs are just fine.
Brown vs white egg is no difference in taste or nutrition. The shell colour depends on the chickens earlobe colour.

Just buy whatever egg is on sale.
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I buy organic free range as a moral and ethical decision and accept paying extra. As far as taste or nutrition..... I've been eating them long enough now that I can usually taste the difference between free range and standard. Nutritionally, there's no difference.
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bunmin wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 6:43 am
I buy organic free range as a moral and ethical decision and accept paying extra. As far as taste or nutrition..... I've been eating them long enough now that I can usually taste the difference between free range and standard. Nutritionally, there's no difference.
You are wasting your money on range free . All that means is that there is an open door on the hatchery . But most chickens will not leave the heard and to go outside . Out off thousands of chickens maybe 10 to 15 will venture out . It's not like they are outside like on a farm .

Eggs are great for you one of the few foods you can eat unprocessed.
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death_hawk wrote:
Mar 17th, 2019 10:43 pm
I buy Born 3s from Costco.
I'm not even sure why to be honest.
I do like the yolk size and color.

Eggs in general are cheaper at the supermarket on sales, but I can't be assed to visit a certain JUST for eggs.
If you count the regular vs regular price, the Born 3s are close enough for me.

I buy these as well as I think they are a good value. While they are not organic, they seem better than the budget eggs that come on sale from time to time at Shoppers Drug Mart or Safeway. I also find that they are usually fresh (i.e. they don't smell or leave smells behind on my plates and dishes). I think omega eggs are more nutritious. I eat maximum of one egg (including the yolk) per day but maybe only three times a week. On rare occasions, I might have two eggs but I will throw one of the yolks out in that case to lower my fat intake.
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pfbmgd wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 7:54 am
You are wasting your money on range free . All that means is that there is an open door on the hatchery . But most chickens will not leave the heard and to go outside . Out off thousands of chickens maybe 10 to 15 will venture out . It's not like they are outside like on a farm .
I know that and am fine with it. If it's a choice between eggs from chickens stuffed into cages barely big enough for them or eggs from chickens that can at least wander around I'll choose the latter. I get the majority of my eggs from my in-laws who have a hobby farm so for the few extra cartons I need a year I can spare the extra dollars for my own personal peace of mind, however misplaced you may think it is.
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With the Burnbrae free range eggs for instance the hens are loose in a barn and also have access to a grassed pen. This makes a difference because the carotenoids in grass, dandelion flowers, etc. colour the yolks deeply. Battery hen egg yolks are naturally quite pale but producers use feed with carotenoids in them to make a market-suitable coloured yolk, but they don't have the added nutrition of all the other things in natural greens. Omega eggs are made by feeding relatively expensive flax seed to the chickens. Better diet, better eggs.
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lecale wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 12:21 pm
With the Burnbrae free range eggs for instance the hens are loose in a barn and also have access to a grassed pen. This makes a difference because the carotenoids in grass, dandelion flowers, etc. colour the yolks deeply. Battery hen egg yolks are naturally quite pale but producers use feed with carotenoids in them to make a market-suitable coloured yolk, but they don't have the added nutrition of all the other things in natural greens. Omega eggs are made by feeding relatively expensive flax seed to the chickens. Better diet, better eggs.
Go watch a few investigative reports on subject . I bet it will change your mind . The amount of omega you get from eggs minimal at best . But it's great marketing .
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pfbmgd wrote:
Mar 18th, 2019 1:14 pm
Go watch a few investigative reports on subject . I bet it will change your mind . The amount of omega you get from eggs minimal at best . But it's great marketing .
I actually quite agree with you - it is better to eat the omega sources directly yourself.
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At my work place, one of the ladie’s mother owns a farm and we used to get fresh free range eggs from her. The yolk was a much deeper orange and it tasted a little better compared to the ones I got from the supermarket.

I am not sure how much more nutrition they had for me. If I were to buy both from the supermarket, I probably wouldn’t pay the premium for the free range eggs.
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