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The Difference between Brown and White Eggs

Some say that the nutritional value of an egg depends upon its color…and that brown eggs are healthier than white eggs. That really isn’t the case. A white egg can be just as nutritionally beneficial as a brown egg. 

Now don’t go against your doctor’s orders, but contrary to the negative notions that the cholesterol hoopla conjured, both brown and white eggs are a healthy food choice. Both brown and white eggs are rich in vitamins and minerals; they are an excellent source of protein; and they are less than 80 calories a piece. It IS believed that free-range chickens – those with greater access to the outdoors and sunshine – may produce eggs with higher vitamin D content.

Others swear that brown eggs taste better than white eggs. However, the color of the eggshell does not affect the flavor of the egg. In actuality, the hen’s diet does. A hen with a diet rich in fat will produce more flavorful eggs. Also, fresher is better. The longer eggs are stored the less flavorful they become. Egg flavor can also be affected by the way they are prepared.

Here’s another interesting egg fact. Hens that lay brown eggs tend to lay larger, but fewer eggs, driving up the cost of brown eggs just a bit. Those hens also lay even larger eggs as they age.

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