Knowing the quality of your eggs is important. Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, you want to make sure you are using the best ingredients. Here is why you should be checking the color of your yolks.
Did you know that the color of the egg yolks in your breakfast eggs indicates where they come from and how they were raised? If you’re looking for healthier eggs that come from the best chickens, you’ll be surprised to learn that you don’t want to see a pale-yellow yolk. While the grocery industry has taught you to believe that this is good for you, in truth a darker, orange-yellow shade is much better for your health. Below we are going to go over why this is the case…
If you buy eggs at random, you won’t be able to tell how healthy the contents are until you start to crack them open. Unless you know the eggs you bought are from a local farmer, you’re probably not eating the healthiest ones money can buy – and this can be detrimental to your health.
According to Schacht Farm: “The first thing customers notice in our eggs is the bright orange yolk. Then comes the flavor…wonderful! The hens chase after bugs and forage for legumes. We supplement their diet with non-GMO grains and organic supplements. Pastured hens that are free ranging produce eggs with more Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A as well as less cholesterol than the conventionally raised variety. There are many variables that determine what the eggs will look like throughout the year — the age and breed of the hens, length of day, available forage, temperature and supplemental feed all play a part in what our hens produce.”
In the video below, you’ll learn more about eggs. The clip asks you to pick which egg is from the healthiest chicken – and is, therefore, healthier for you to consume. It’s not the yellow egg-like you think.
Did you know that the color of the egg yolk indicated its healthfulness? Is this something you’re going to watch out for moving forward?