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Eggs to eat on a Paleo diet - omega-3 vs. pastured

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Just started the Paleo diet with my daughter but would like to know which is better to eat? Omega 3 eggs or pastured ones? Where do I get pastured ones? We are new to this.

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Take a look at Eat Wild and find a farm near you. Take a drive to the farm and look at the chickens. See for yourself that they can go outside and peck on the ground. Say hello to the farmer. Take your kids and help them understand where food really comes from. It's a great experience, and wait until you see the color and size of the yolks!

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on July 13, 2013
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Eggs in general are good for you -- make sure you don't give up on them just because the different types can be confusing. Pastured eggs are probably best, but they can be extraordinarily expensive, so omega-3 eggs are a good middle ground.

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Omega-3 eggs are a good step from conventional store bought eggs. They're not perfect, but certainly very good.

Don't get hung up on the grass-fed/pastured BS too much, you can find some really awesome backyard chicken eggs for $2-3 a dozen versus the $6-8 you'll get ripped off for pastured eggs.

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Pastured is the way to go. But, true grassfed birds aren't easy to find -- http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

The best would probably be pastured free-range with an omega-rich diet. Something like http://www.grassfedtraditions.com/organic_soy_free_eggs.htm, (though, I'm not sure how natural it is for chickens to eat so much fish and coconut.) I'm looking forward to splurging and picking up a case soon.

I've gotten soy-free omega-3 organic eggs from whole foods a few times, but, they didn't crack / look / taste quite right (brittle, not very bright, and kind of soapy.) I've been liking these eggs http://thehappyeggco.com/ (nice and orange and full of flavor), though, meeting your local farmers would obviously be much better.

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on July 13, 2013
at 07:22 PM

Try www.eatwild.com pastured eggs are best

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on July 13, 2013
at 10:33 PM

Take a look at Eat Wild and find a farm near you. Take a drive to the farm and look at the chickens. See for yourself that they can go outside and peck on the ground. Say hello to the farmer. Take your kids and help them understand where food really comes from. It's a great experience, and wait until you see the color and size of the yolks!

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