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are flax lignins present in omega-3 enhanced eggs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Okay, so usually I get these eggs from Whole Foods called Vital Farms which claim they only feed the hens their natural diet of organic pasture and bugs (and by the yolk color I don't doubt it). However, yesterday they were out, and I was too, so I bought some Organic Valley omega-3 enhanced eggs. I know these are typically fed a diet high in flax to jump up the omega 3. I'm weary of flax and don't consume it. Two questions:

  1. is the omega 3 in these eggs the long or short chain versions?

  2. do hens fed flax seed pass the lignans on to the egg consumer?

THanks for your help.

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Thank you. That makes sense about the lignans.

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on April 27, 2012
at 08:41 PM

I cannot say for sure, but I doubt the lignans remain in the egg because the lignans are found only in the fiber structure of the flax seed.

The eggs should contain both ALA and DHA.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Thank you. That makes sense about the lignans.

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