What are the best eggs to buy?
I know pastures and bug fed are ideal according to PaleoApproved. This raises the omega 3 ratio. Can't find bug fed eggs in NYC.
But flaxseed fed pastured also have high omega 3.
The omega-3 in commercial flax-fed eggs usually has alpha linoleic acid (ALA) which isn't well used by humans -- conversion to usable omega 3 is low.
Obviously pastured eggs are the best. When I can't get them I go for free range, and up my green/orange vegetable/butter intake to make up for it.
I find it hard to believe that in NYC of all places you can't find pasteured eggs. Try localharvest.org to find a famrer's market, vendor, etc where you can buy them -- it's worth the extra $$.
Check out this similar thread if you don't have luck locally: http://paleohacks.com/questions/121990/pastured-eggs-online#axzz1vnpC0oIA
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