Back to Basics: Why Pastured Eggs Are Superior to Cage-Free Organic Eggs and Why You Should Care

I didn’t know this about chickens. Some food for thought if you are considering raising chickens as well.

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I agree with Kris Gunnars about the confusion surrounding eggs. Not just in terms of how eggs have been portrayed as being unhealthy in the media and all the cholesterol fear over them, but also in terms of labels.

Oh his website, Authority Nutrition, Gunnars notes:

    There are several different types of eggs, which can leave people confused. What all of them have in common is that they come from chickens, but they vary depending on how the chickens were raised and what they were fed.

  • Conventional Eggs – These are your standard supermarket eggs. The chickens are usually raised in an overfilled hen house or a cage and never see the light of day. They are usually fed grain-based crap, supplemented with vitamins and minerals. May also be treated with antibiotics and hormones.
  • Organic Eggs – Were not treated with antibiotics or hormones and received organic feed. May…

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