Just how big of a difference is there between truly pastured-chicken eggs and "organic cage free" factory-farmed eggs?
I've taken to the habit of eating 2-4 egg yolks most days (little to no whites). This is likely my most micronutrient dense staple and definitely my primary source of choline.
I mostly eat Kirkland Signature (Costco) brand organic, cage-free eggs. The price is nice and it says organic/cage free but, as I suspected, the sources are shady...
This data is from 4 cooked yolks, presumably of factory-farm origin:
So aside from the boon of omega 6, what else am I risking by using possibly shady organic cage free eggs on a daily basis?
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I know not everyone has the space and the time to do this, but if possible get your own chickens! We've been keeping chickens for about 2 years and its great! They do not need much maintenance and this way you KNOW you are getting the very best eggs. We feed them organic non-GMO feed, and try to toss as many weeds and green stuff in there with them which makes for darker yolks. I toss 2-3 raw eggs in my smoothies 2-3 times a day.
In my house (gf and I) we go through 10-12 dozen a month. Once a month I go to a local farm that doesn't supplement any grain whatsoever and they are 100% pastured to pickup 12 dozen at 8$ a dozen. I eat 3 eggs 1-2 times a day so I spend money on them. Are they THAT much better than Kirklands brand? I dunno but in my opinion the quality of them justifies the cost.
My egg source is not currently important to me. That being said, I've been through times when I've driven 45 minutes to get eggs from a farm with actual pastured chickens, the eggs were dark and tasted great, the price was a little more but reasonable. The only reason I'm not doing it now, is , I don't have a reason, but I'm not, lol..
Side question: How did you get glycine to show up on your chron-o-meter account? It doesn't show up on mine. Also the o3:o6 ratio and zinc:copper I'm not seeing.