Apr 21, 2008


An egg is the most humble of all food. Ergonomic in shape, nutritious, versatile in dishes, binds ingredients, thickens soup, sauces and yummy when eat half boiled or hard boiled without any seasoning added.

Chicken eggs come in either brown or white ones. The nutrition in either are the same although some insists that brown eggs are healthier, it is only a myth. The colour of the egg is determined by the breed of the hen, white feathered or brown feathered chickens.

Omega-3 egg

It comes from hens that are fed with a diet that consists of fax seed, linseed and canola. All these are rich in the omega-3 essential fatty acids. Eggs that are labelled omega-3 rich in source are nutritious. But not many people know that these hens are kept in small cages.

Organic egg

Organic egg is produced by the hen that has been fed with food that have grown without any fertilisers, pesticides, etc. Most of the food that we eat are not organic sources, so organic ingredients are slightly more expensive. These ingredients are used to feed the hens, thus producing organic eggs. Organic eggs are definitely higher in price, of course.

Free range

Free range hen eggs are hens that are raised outdoors. These hens that lay eggs cannot be classify as organic eggs as organic farming has to be certified by official authority with strict rules. Eggs laid by free range hens are simply standard hen eggs. Nutrition wise for these eggs are quite standard.

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