Farm Fresh Eggs
There are a lot of benefits of keeping a backyard flock of laying hens, and I think my favorite is the farm fresh eggs they deliver every day. These eggs are nutritious and wholesome. Compared to a store bought egg, well, they are 100% better. Instead of a pale yellow yolk and runny white, these eggs have bright orange yolks and nicely gelled whites. They taste better too 🙂
If you have bought into that urban legend that eggs are not healthy, you’re missing out on one of the best sources of complete protein in nature. Eggs are also a good source of essential vitamins and minerals.
The breakdown of nutrition in the images below demonstrates that when you eat the whole egg you get the most benefit. If you separate the yolk from the white to save calories you also give up the bulk of vitamins. I always eat the yolk with my eggs. Not only do they taste better that way, but they also give you a more nutritious meal. If you’re worried about fat, cut back in other areas such as dairy. (rant over for now)
For some really delicious farm-fresh egg recipes check out incredibleegg.org