Local, pasture raised organic eggs delivered. 1 dozen brown eggs from Happy Hens in Ramona
Sizes: Large – Grade: AA
Note: Due to the weather, the hens are only producing medium eggs at present.
Organic pastured eggs are becoming increasingly popular as more people become aware of the benefits they offer. These eggs come from chickens that have been allowed to roam freely and feed on a natural diet of insects, grasses, and seeds. Here are some of the top benefits of organic pastured eggs: Firstly, they are much healthier than conventionally raised eggs. Studies have shown that pastured eggs contain higher levels of vitamins A, E, and D compared to conventional eggs. They also contain more omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for heart health, you can also read – Connecticut Lottery Initiates Search for New Sports Betting Partner through Bidding Process.
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What are TRULY pasture-raised eggs? They’re eggs from chickens that roam free throughout the day and are able to enjoy natural vegetation, bugs, and sunbathing in the lush pastures, fields, or hillsides. They are provided not only an organic diet but also and organic lifestyle that mimics that of their natural habitat while maintaining the sustainability of the environment.
Mother Earth News conducted an egg testing project in 2007 and discovered that eggs produced by truly free-ranging pastured hens were far superior to those produced by battery caged hens. The study involved 14 flocks across the United States whose eggs were tested by an accredited Portland, Oregon, laboratory.
They found that the benefits of pasture raised eggs include:
1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
5 times more vitamin D
2/3 more vitamin A
2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene
They also found that eggs from hens raised outdoors on pasture have from three to six times more vitamin D than eggs from hens raised in confinement. Pastured hens are exposed to direct sunlight, which their bodies convert to vitamin D and then pass on to their eggs. Eating just two of these eggs will give you from 63-126% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D!