A decade ago, you only had two choices: organic or conventional eggs. But in the last few years, quite a few varieties of eggs have cropped up at your local grocery store. Now, you need to choose from organic, cage-free, free-range, pasture raised and omega-3. If you’re not familiar with pasture raised and omega-3 eggs, here’s what you need to know.
These types of eggs come from chickens allowed to roam on pastures and eat plants, insects and feed. Compared to conventional eggs, pasture raised eggs are:
Consuming Vitamin A helps:
The health benefits of Vitamin E include:
Omega-3 eggs come from chickens whose feed has been supplemented with omega-3 sources, such as flaxseed. These chickens may have some access to the outdoors. Compared to conventional eggs, omega-3 eggs have:
Consuming a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help:
The Chino Valley Ranchers Difference
Chino Valley Ranchers’ pasture raised hens are free to roam outdoors and eat whatever they find in the dirt, such as grass, seeds, bugs and worms. Each hen has 108 square feet and is never locked up in a cage.
Chino Valley Ranchers Omega-3 eggs come from hens fed a special diet rich in flaxseed. Each omega-3 egg contains 225 mg of Omega-3, also known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
The next time you’re out grocery shopping, pick up a carton of Chino Valley Ranchers eggs and feel good about your healthy food choice.