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?
asked byMethodician (624)
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on April 25, 2014
at 04:10 AM
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.
on April 25, 2014
at 02:19 AM
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.
on April 24, 2014
at 04:59 PM
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.