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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jennh, Oct 24, 2011.
Did anyone see this article? I'm going to try to post it.
The article pertains to conventional commercially farmed eggs. The nutrient content of eggs is highly variable and largely dependent on the hens' diets. Just because commercial farms have lowered the cholesterol content of their eggs as feed technology has advanced does not mean that your eggs have lower cholesterol, for instance. Yours may or may not. It's highly dependent on your flock management.
I've also read some interesting things about cholesterol and other nutrients in eggs. First of all, nutritional analysis of eggs from pastured chickens showed they are healthier than those from caged hens fed only grain -- lower in saturated fat, higher in vitamin A and omega fatty acids. Secondly, the lecithin in egg yolks prevents the absorption of much of the cholesterol through our digestive tract. And thirdly, eating the higher saturated fat in eggs from cage-bound hens affects blood cholesterol more than the actual cholesterol in the egg. I can go back and research my sources if anyone wants -- just give me a few days.
Just more reasons I can't wait to have my own chickens.
Looks like an advertisement, not an article
Quote:Good eye!!! I didn't catch that.
Quote:You are correct. Check out the egg page at our website www.northernwindsranch.com
Quote:It is an advertisement.
The right side of the article IS an advertisement, but the left side isn't. It just states different facts about cholesterol, etc.
Actually it's an extension of the same advertisement on the first page.
I'm not saying it's lies, mind you. Just that it IS in fact an advertisement, and sometimes the truth you think you read in advertising isn't really the whole story.
I'm still eating eggs, regardless!