Here is a fantastic article from one our business partners Emerson Ecologics talking about some of the wonderful health benefits of backyard chicken eggs. One thing that the article leaves out is the increase of biophotons in free-range outdoor chicken eggs (talked about in Recent Advances in Biophoton Research and Its Applications by Fritz Zlber Popp, Qiao Gu).
Source: Emerson Ecologics Blog; by Lisa Murray, RDN, LD – published August 6, 2016
Eggs from free ranging pastured chickens are nutritionally superior to supermarket eggs. That’s because pastured chickens will eat as varied a diet as we do when it’s offered to them. Along with lots of bugs and worms for protein they help themselves to all of the edible weeds in your yard, and whatever garden plants they deem tasty, and that generates more nutritious and better tasting eggs! Chickens enjoy all kinds of vegetables, fruits and grain products, and will consume fruit and veggie peelings as well as leftover oatmeal. In 2007, Mother Earth News completed an egg testing project and published the results (1). Egg samples from 14 different flocks around the US, were sent to an accredited laboratory in Portland, OR to test for nutrient content, and compare their findings against the Department of Agriculture’s nutrient data for commercial eggs. Test results showed that compared to regular commercial eggs, eggs from hens free ranging on pasture may generally contain: