Ever since my husband started the SCDiet, our egg consumption has skyrocketed!
Before Eggs didn’t consume our lives, we were purchasing them from Kroger’s………blah.
But once I found the secret egg man, things changed. Read more to find out how I met this crazy man.One rainy morning my sister had me over for breakfast. And yes, we had
Eggs…Scrambled eggs! The first thing I noticed about her eggs was the shell color.
They were not just white or brown, but they were green, blue, and yellow! I screamed, “where did you get these eggs!” She replied “my friend Seth, he raises his own chicks just down the road”. As excited as I was about the different colors, she had me hooked when she cracked the first egg open and plopped it into the mixing bowl. I felt my mouth drop, my eyes widen, and a little drool drip from my lip. These eggs were not only good lookin on the outside but beautiful on the inside too. The yolk was so vibrant that it nearly blinded me. I was able to finally use my food chemistry knowledge about the anatomy of eggs and point out to her the albumin, and inner/outer membrane. Kroger eggs don’t even compare to these eggs. It was at this point I decided I would never eat another Kroger egg again! So I bet you are wondering about the crazy egg man. After consuming the rich and delicious scrambled eggs with some piping hot coffee I stated to my sister “I’ve gotta get me some of these”. The next week my sister introduced me to Mr. Crazy Egg Man (AKA Seth). He gave me four cartons of eggs for the week (remember eggs consume our life now). He said “Here ya go mam, can I get you some goose eggs, ostrich eggs, duck eggs, or quail eggs to go along with those chicken eggs. I didn’t know what to say…so I stuttered and spit out the words “You are a crazy egg man!” So that’s the story of the crazy egg man.
Since eggs became a major staple of our diet. I decided to research them a little bit more and share some knowledge with you that I stumbled upon.
When shopping for eggs, its best to buy pastured eggs (and local if possible). Pastured eggs are more nutritious than factory eggs.
Pastured eggs contain:
10% less fat
40% more Vitamin A
34% less cholesterol
5 times more Vitamin D
3 times more Vitamin E
8 times more beta carotene
Pastured eggs are not only healthier for your body but for the hen too.
Pastured hens get to roam around outside and soak up the sun, while factory hens are forced to live indoors in crowded cages. Since factory hens are not able to roam free on pasture and have to live in their own feces they get sick easier and have to be pumped full of antibiotics. Pastured eggs do not contain traces of added hormones, antibiotics, or other drugs. And they get to live a stress free wonderful life.
Pastured Hens Vs. Factory Hens
Bugs Grain based
other crittersSo pasture eggs are not only good for you but are delicious too!!
Try this recipe with the first batch of pastured eggs you buy. You will be obsessed!
If you don’t know a crazy egg man you can look one up at http://www.localharvest.org/pastured-eggs.jsp and search by typing in your zip code.