The small-farm organic eggs had an average of 3.25 mg of vitamin E per one large egg, which is about 20 per cent of the daily recommended value. The big-brand organic eggs had an average of 2.16 mg of vitamin E. The level of vitamin D in the small-farm organic eggs was an average of 31.65 IU, which is about five per cent of the daily recommended value. In the big-brand organic eggs, this average was 20.50 IU.
The small-farm organic eggs also had about one gram more of protein per large egg than the eggs sold by the larger brands, and had slightly less cholesterol.
“The small flocks have a greater opportunity to access the outdoors and some of the diversity of foods they might find out there,” said Gerald Poechman, an organic farmer with a flock of 6,000 birds near Hanover, Ont. During the winter months, he also feeds pea sprouts to his hens to supplement some of the nutrients they can’t get from grazing in pastures during the summer.
Eggs are ALWAYS a good source of nutrients.
The flavour and nutrient value of an egg is DIRECTLY related to the hen’s diet.
Eggs from small farms are better because eggs chickens on small farms eat a more varied (better) diet.
Those hens also have a MUCH better life.
That last fact alone should be enough to convince people to buy them instead of big farm eggs.
Yes, they are more expensive. That’s because IT COSTS MORE.
YOU want cheap eggs.
YOU are the one driving the awful treatment of these poor hens.
The only way to make that possible is to force the hens that lay your cheap eggs to live a short and miserable life.
Take a good long look at the hens in the “conventional” cages in the article.
Look at the condition of their feathers. LOOK at how pale their combs are.
Realize that they live in these cages 24/7 from the moment they are ready to lay until the moment they go to be killed.
That’s on YOU.