Our eggs come from happy hens that are truly free-ranging. This means they are only confined in the evenings for their own protection, and only if they wish to be... every now and again a flightier hen will choose to sleep in the trees! We feed our hens soy-free, organic feed, but the bulk fo their diet is from forage in the pasture.
Because their diet is mainly forage, the eggs are very clean. We choose not to use wipes or detergents to clean the eggs for two reasons; one, wiping or washing the egg removes the natural, protective, antibiotic layer from the shell leaving it porous and more vulnerable to bacteria, and two, the detergents or chemicals can then enter the membrane.
We eat our eggs on a regular basis. Every now and again we will rinse an egg with a little dirt, but only right before we cook it and on rare occasion. The natural cleanliness of the egg and the environment in which they are produced makes for an extra nutritious boost- organic, pastured eggs have been found to have:
MORE: Folic Acid, Vitamins B12, E, and A, Omega-3's and Beta Carotene
LESS: Fat, Cholestorol (not that all fats and cholesterols are bad!)
(For a detailed explanation, check out this blog; we've done the same side by side comparison- it's remarkable!)
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