It’s hard to know which eggs to buy when faced with the range on the supermarket shelves. You want to know that your eggs are nutritious and of good quality, produced by happy and healthy hens, and that they have a low risk of contamination.
Organic, free range, cage free, locally produced, pasteurized, unlabelled, or combinations of those options are available in most countries. Regulations for the types of eggs are different in various countries.
- Organic eggs minimize residual pesticides and antibiotics.
- Free range and cage free have happier and healthier birds, as well as more nutritious eggs than those from battery farms.
- Locally produced eggs have the least transportation, minimizing the environmental impact of shipping.
Look closer at organic, free range, cage free eggs and other alternatives, then decide which is the best choice for you.
Kymberly Fergusson is passionate about learning, cooking, and health. Because of this, she is driven to know where her food comes from.