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Buff Orpingtons winter coop 2010

Eggs are a nutrient dense food, rich in protein, riboflavin, folate, vitamins B12, D, and E, calcium and other minerals, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids including the omega-3s, and low in calories. See our Fall 2006 Newsletter for information about the health benefits of free-range eggs.



The yolks are a good source of the antioxidant lutein as well. The only nutrient that eggs do NOT have is Vitamin C.


The American Council on Science and Health, after reviewing 30 years of research on dietary cholesterol and plasma cholesterol, concluded in their press release, Aug 1, 2002 that an average of 1 egg/day for most people is an important part of a nutritious diet and does not significantly affect plasma cholesterol levels. The two exceptions were diabetics and individuals who are sensitive to dietary cholesterol (most of us are not).


Recent research shows that the most potent dietary culprits for raising levels of cholesterol in the blood are the saturated fats and sugars in foods, not the cholesterol. People with high serum cholesterol levels who are sensitive to dietary cholesterol may need to strictly limit their egg yolk consumption so they don't exceed the current Recommended Daily Value of 300 milligrams. But most other people don't have to be so strictly attentive to dietary cholesterol levels. Always check with your health provider if in doubt.


According to the USDA, each large egg from US confined birds has 423 milligrams of cholesterol. Free-range eggs from actual farm flocks average 277 milligrams cholesterol and are higher in Vitamins A, E, B12, Folic Acid, Beta-Carotenes, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids.


A farm fresh egg is a taste treat, without residual drugs or other chemicals, and it does not contribute to heart disease or stroke.


Our hens are fed certified organic grains with flax seed, green forage, seeds, and all the insects they can catch. In the winter time they get green leafy hay and legumes, squash/pumpkins, and our leftovers along with their organic grains ration. Their eggs are simply a part of a healthy balanced diet.

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Eggs are part of a healthy, balanced diet…..

Plymouth Rock Hen finding lunchBuff Orpingtons taking care of barn yard Summer 2010