Eggs: Are they good OR Bad?

nutrition & wellness

For over 10 years, I didn’t eat eggs. I was convinced they were bad for you and the commercial egg industry disgusted me. As I’ve been learning about the quality difference in farm fresh eggs, I’ve started eating these little beauties again. Without getting into the really disgusting parts of the egg industry, here is a quick 101 education that everyone should know. 

Store-bought conventional eggs come from chickens raised in very tight spaces or factory-like environments. 90% of commercial eggs come from chickens raised in cages. These chickens don’t have good living conditions and most likely are overcrowded and never see the light of day. 

Cage-Free eggs means chickens can leave their cages in an enclosed area but still are surrounded by thousands of other hens. Eggs that are labeled  “cage-free” can still live in confined areas that don’t give them enough room or any hours of sunlight. 

Free- Range eggs come from hens that receive only 2 square feet of pasture space. 

Pasture raised eggs are the best quality eggs you can buy at the grocery store. These types of eggs come from chickens that live in a minimum of 108 square feet.

Hens that have great living quarters, green grass, and all the natural food around them create nutrient-dense pastured raised eggs.

The difference between organic and nonorganic eggs is the difference in the chicken's food quality. 

And then there are Farm Fresh eggs that fall into the pasture raised eggs that are in a league of their own. 

Farm Fresh Eggs: 

  • contains 2x as much omega-3 fat
  • 3x more vitamin D
  • 4x more vitamin E
  • 7x more beta-carotene then conventional eggs
  • Up to 6 grams of protein 
  • Plus they taste so much better! 

The first time I opened a store-bought egg and a farm fresh egg at the same time and saw the different color of the yolks, I was blown away. The darker yellow/orange yolk you find in farm-fresh eggs are a sign of all the amazing nutrients it contains. 

I hope that if you eat eggs you’re someone that will pay attention to the marketing and be willing to pay a little more for quality pasture raised eggs.

In the video, I demonstrate the water glass egg method for longer-lasting, fresher eggs, the instructions are below. 

Water glassing eggs involves submerging clean, unwashed, eggs in a pickling lime - water solution to seal off the shell and preserve them for 18-24 months. The result is perfectly fresh, unspoiled eggs, just like they were the day the hen laid them. 

Water Glassing Eggs Instructions:

  • Use the cleanest unwashed eggs for water glassing 
  • Mix 1 ounce of pickling lime* or hydrated lime per quart of water. 
  • Carefully place clean unwashed eggs in glass jar
  • Add enough pickling lime solution to cover eggs
  • Place lid on jar and store eggs
  • This method will only work with unwashed eggs
  • Water used needs to be filtered and not chlorinated 
  • Store away from direct sunlight. Find coolest darkest place in your home to store. 
  • *Hydrate lime is calcium carbonate. It's also called Pickling Lime. 


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