Pastured Eggs

Pastured Eggs

Pastured Eggs Questions

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

Just started the Paleo diet with my daughter but would like to know which is better to eat? Omega 3 eggs or pastured ones? Where do I get pastured ones? We are new to this.

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Matt_11 0 · July 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Omega-3 eggs are a good step from conventional store bought eggs. They're not perfect, but certainly very good. Don't get hung up on the grass-fed/pastured BS too much, you can find some really awesome backyard chicken eggs for $2-3 a dozen... (more)

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by 250 · about 20 hours ago

Over the past year, I've been buying pastured eggs pretty much exclusively. I've leaned toward the Vital Farms variety from Whole Foods. Recently, however, I've grown frustrated with the $7 price tag, and I'm wondering whether they offer the... (more)

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Dan_Wich 0 · July 01, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Pastured eggs have significantly different nutritional profiles than conventional eggs. For some details, see this article. I'm guessing the difference is larger than grassfed vs grainfed beef, for the lean cuts, at least. It's hard to say... (more)

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by 1418 · about 20 hours ago

All my life I have been eating conventional eggs that were pale yellow. I don't know when this changed, but I noticed this year that certain brands of conventional eggs that I buy are deep orange-red. Are these eggs pastured, or are the chickens... (more)

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Aaron_16 0 · November 09, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Check out Joel Salatin on this on You Tube. The orange yolk comes from eating green grass which greatly increases the Omega 3 in your eggs and also gives the darker color. That is why some chickens that are supposedly pastured but are really only... (more)

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by 5775 · about 21 hours ago

FYI, Pullet eggs are from chickens just learning to lay eggs. The chickens are always under 1-year old, at least according to this farmer. I was at the farmer's market yesterday trying to get some duck eggs. I approached the stand and was... (more)

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zoomia 0 · September 10, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Your farmer is brilliant--another new angle to hook people! I hate to break it to you, but there's no difference between a pullet's egg and a hen's egg. The difference you're tasting is in the quality of the eggs period. Yes, a pullet is a hen... (more)

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by 45 · about 21 hours ago

Where can I buy pastured eggs? I have access to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and ideally I'd like to buy them from there; they do have omega-3 enriched eggs, but it's not clear they're pastured -- they claim "vegetarian diet" which I'm concerned... (more)

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Seadanes 0 · August 15, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Chickens are meant to digest corn, so it's totally fine for them to eat it. But you do want them also to have grass and bugs, so you are looking for eggs marked "pastured". Where are you located?

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by 50 · about 21 hours ago

I've eaten eggs my entire life, but since becoming Paleo over the past year, I've experienced a tenfold upswing in my egg eating. As a part of my routine, I've been eating 5-6 pasture raised eggs purchased from a local farmer. Until recently, I... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 14, 2011 at 9:22 PM

I too developed an allergy to egg whites as a result of increased exposure. My solution has been to hard boil them and discard the whites and only eat the yolks. I don't experience any stomach upset this way and I get the feeling that the reduced... (more)

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by 78422 · about 21 hours ago

How can i store eggshells to use them later as a mineral supplement? Can i just wash them with water after i used the egg and put them dried in a jar? Or do you think its better to grind it? Or maybe put it in vodca or everclear or... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · July 01, 2011 at 7:45 PM

I would boil them to clean them off, then heat them in an oven to dry them out, then crush them and store them way.

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by 4086 · about 21 hours ago

I have two sources for pastured eggs. One source is exclusively from a red feathered breed--all the eggs are brown and have a deep yellow colored yolk. This yellow color is markedly more yellow than conventional store bought eggs, but still... (more)

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Simibee 0 · May 22, 2011 at 5:41 PM

The colour of the yolk depends on the level of beta-carotene and xanthophylls like lutein present, and so is a reflection of the content of the hen's diet. In many cases, a deeper colour is indicative of a higher quality, more nutrient dense diet... (more)

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by 18412 · about 21 hours ago

So does anyone dispute that there's a nutritional difference between an egg from a chicken raised on a grass pasture vs an egg brand that claims "free roaming and organic", but not "pastured"? Look at the difference in color! The... (more)

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Meg 0 · May 10, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I will add my 2 cents worth here. I have a smallish flock of egg-layers, who free-range our property for about 6-10 hours each day depending on the season. The darkest orange yolks are always from my best foragers - meaning my hens who are... (more)

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by 494 · about 21 hours ago

Last week I cracked open an egg and the whole thing was filled with blood. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Would you have eaten it? What's the weirdest food anomaly you've ever experienced? (more)

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Yoannah_offca 0 · February 21, 2011 at 8:50 PM

maybe the egg held twin yolks, and one evil twin killed the other?

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by 598 · October 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM

First of all, please enlighten me to the difference, nutritionally, between these. Also, while it seems pretty obvious, maybe you could distinguish between "Free Range" "Cage Free" and "Pastured" eggs. I'm thinking that free range is the same as... (more)

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coastalpaleo 0 · September 03, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I think that La Bahn Ranch, one of the biggest egg sellers at the farmer's markets here, is in Temecula right? Most of the farmer's market sellers are within a few hours by car at most. Could be worth the drive if you plan on patronizing a... (more)

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by 457 · October 30, 2014 at 4:09 AM

Why can't I find any sources for pastured eggs, online? I can understand the difficulty of the logistic process, since eggs are fragile. However, this seems like a huge opportunity for a business to make some serious money. I love eggs, but I am... (more)

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jjtitus 0 · May 24, 2012 at 1:56 PM

If you can't find pastured eggs locally at a Farmer's Market, Tropical Traditions sells awesome pastured eggs (No Soy, Non GMO organic coconut based feed). The eggs are a bit expensive, but they're probably the best eggs I've ever had (IMHO) and... (more)

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by 96 · October 30, 2014 at 3:19 AM

So, I've red all the major egg posts on Paleohacks and am still a bit confused and unsure about what to do. I've heard the line "eggs, even conventional, are better than no eggs at all." Basically, my question is pretty simple. Do you agree with... (more)

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Jodi 0 · March 24, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Don't feel guilty about those supermarket eggs. Do what you can now, and keep an eye out for a better source. Try farmer's markets and independent health food stores for real farm eggs. Ask around at work, church, hair dresser, etc. I recently... (more)

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by 3219 · October 28, 2014 at 3:19 AM

I just found a new source of pastured eggs and was given a freebie carton on guinea eggs. Anyone tried them? Are they good?

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Travis_Culp 0 · September 03, 2011 at 12:23 AM

If the guinea fowls are themselves pastured, I would probably eat them out of novelty, but I doubt that they are nutritionally any different than chicken eggs fed the same thing, unless the guinea fowls don't eat grass itself or something.

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by 1055 · October 20, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Two sources for eggs - #1 country girl that works at a local business, selling eggs on the side that she brings in from the farm everyday. I get the impression the chickens are free range and probably supplemented with an average chicken feed. In... (more)

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