Better Nutrition



After learning the meaning of the terms on eggs, select the type you buy based on:

1. What you can afford

2. Farming and production methods that matter most to you

3. How you will use the eggs


Most of the time, price is a good indicator of egg quality. Be on the lookout for sales on high- quality eggs.

The colors of the eggs are purely a result of the genetics of the chicken, and make no nutritiona­l difference.

“Cage- free” and “free- range” production methods are better for chickens than convention­al farming. Either term carries more weight when accompanie­d by the Certified Humane seal.

To avoid GMOs, look for Non- GMO Project Verified eggs.

To avoid GMOs and pesticides, select USDA Organic eggs.

If you need more omega- 3 fats in your diet, know that either omega- 3 enriched eggs or pasture- raised eggs provide higher amounts of these essential fatty acids. But understand that wild fish or grass- fed meat are still much better sources.

If you’re on a tight budget and use eggs mostly for baking, consider buying a slightly lower- quality egg than you would when you make eggs as a main dish.

For the most nutritious choice for you and the healthiest choice for the chickens and the environmen­t, seek out pasture- raised eggs that also bear the USDA Organic and Certified Humane seals.

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