Eggs. That is why you’re here right? Delicious tasty fresh eggs. Have you read Omnivore’s Dilemma? Michael Pollen does a breakdown on pastured vs. conventional eggs and chickens and all that jazz. Living in Virginia at the time I got all wrapped up in this eggtastic world, andI have never been able to turn back.
Polyface Farm vitamin E: 7.37 mg
USDA vitamin E: 0.97 mg
Vitamin A: 763 IU
USDA vitamin A: 487 IU
Beta carotene: 76.2 mcg
USDA beta carotene: 10 mcg
Folate: 10200 mcg
USDA folate: 47 mcg
Omega-3s: 0.71 g
USDA omega-3s: 0.033g
Cholesterol: 292 mg
USDA cholesterol: 423 mg
Saturated Fat: 2.31 g
USDA saturated fat: 3.1 g
The yolks in pastured eggs are yellower, the whites firmer, and the shells different. My lemon bars now look so yellowy orange - not like we're used to, growing up. There are a few other things like....oh right - my pancakes are a yellowy color. It’s all in the eggs baby. Especially when the eating is good in the yard (read: Spring and Fall). I’m basically a crazy religious egg zealot. I wanted to show you photos; side by side so you could oooh and ahhh the difference. See with your eyes this yellow and firm whites I'm talking about.
I promise you honesty, you saw my messy foyer? The spring my tomato seedlings failed? Well friends, August is not a tasty month in the yard and the egg photos were not of my wildest dreams. I’m still going to show you. But I also am going to list some other references for you to view. I believe in eggs this way.
I haven’t enhanced the side by side photos. They are the images direct from the 5D, and all lighting etc. in my kitchen was constant. The store egg is one I stole/traded with my in-laws, and I should have taken more than one. Unfortunately I can’t photograph the taste. This chicken life is interesting and unexpected, and sometimes hard, but it’s always always delicious. I feel good eating the eggs, feeding them to my baby, and giving away little cartons of precious egg packed joy.
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