Lately, there’s been all kinds of eggs in stores for us to choose from. Cage-free, Free-range, Humane, Organic…please!! Stumped like me on which eggs are the healthiest to eat?
Information Resource: kiwi magazine
Since it’s World Egg Day I wanted to share the meanings of the different types of eggs to eat so you can make the right choice for your family.
Which Eggs are the Healthiest to Eat?
Hens are uncaged inside barns, but may not have outdoor access and are kept in close quarters. There are no regulations on food or conditions.
Don’t get confused here. This only means that hens have access to the outdoors, but there are no requirements for the space provided and how much time they spend outside OR what they are fed.
Certified Humane Eggs
This label indicates that the farm has undergone a third-party inspection to ensure that the animals have clean food and water, are uncaged, and can move around freely. These hens are also kept on a diet free of hormones and antibiotics (unless they are sick). The feed is not necessarily organic.
USDA Organic Eggs
These hens are fed an organic, vegetarian diet free of antibiotics and pesticides. They are not caged and have access to the outdoors, but there’s no requirement for how much time is spent outside, nor the quality of the outdoor environment.
Which eggs are the healthiest to eat for you?
For me and my family, I choose to eat eggs that are free of antibiotics and pesticides.
Check out this link to see the Organic Egg Scorecard for your state – https://cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/ the you decide what’s best for your family.
Here’s to eating healthy eggs and choosing what’s best for your family.