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Delicious, beautiful Pastured Non-GMO Eggs! Compare the yellow of these eggs to those from the store and you'll see the nutritional difference!
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Why choose Pastured eggs over Conventional eggs?
Pastured eggs have more vitamins and Omega 3 fatty acids than conventional eggs. The reason for this increase in vitamins comes from the fact that unlike Conventional raised chickens, Pastured chickens are able to eat a variety of vegetation along with insects. Below is a breakdown of just a few nutritional benefits that come with pastured eggs compared to conventional eggs.
Vitamin A (A fat soluble vitamin* which helps maintain healthy skin, teeth, soft and skeletal tissue, and mucus membranes. It also acts as an antioxidant and helps stimulate gastric juices for protein digestion):
Conventional: 487 IU
Pastured avg: 792 IU
Vitamin D (A fat soluble vitamin that is required to absorb calcium and phosphorus, which is necessary for healthy bones and teeth.):
Conventional: 34 IU
Pastured avg: 136 - 204 IU
Vitamin E (A fat soluble vitamin necessary for circulation and tissue repair. An antioxidant that works alongside selenium and zinc to help prevent cancer and Cardiovascular disease):
Conventional: 0.97 mg
Pastured avg: 3.73 mg
Beta-carotene (Gives the yolks there bright orange color and an antioxidant which our body makes into vitamin A):
Conventional: 10 mcg
Pastured avg: 79 mcg
Omega-3 fatty acids (An essential fat that our bodies cannot make therefore must be acquired through food.):
Conventional: 0.22 g
Pastured avg: 0.66 g
*fat soluble vitamins are vitamins that need fats to be dissolved.
This information was taken from wholehealthsource.blogspot.com and Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon.