Farm Raised Eggs = Better Nutrition

Not all superfoods are created equal.  There is a HUGE difference between a conventionally raised,  store-bought egg and one raised out on the open range of a local farm. In 2007 Mother Earth News ran a study of 14 flocks around the country and compared conventional USDA data on eggs to their farm-raised counter parts (full article here). They found farm raised eggs contain:

· 1/3 less cholesterol
· 1/4 less saturated fat
· 2/3 more vitamin A
· 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
· 3 times more vitamin E
· 7 times more beta carotene

Where can you find fresh farm eggs? Local farmer’s markets, local farmers, neighbor’s houses, as the practice of raising your own chickens has become more popular in recent years, or check out the following websites for more ideas:

www.eatwild.com

www.localharvest.org

So buy fresh, local, farm raised foods as much as possible.

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