Cholesterol content in eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by twhudson, May 15, 2008.

  1. twhudson

    twhudson In the Brooder

    May 24, 2007
    Does anyone know of a place where eggs can be sent to have the cholesterol level checked in eggs? My chickens are pastured raised and are eating organic feed. I would like to have this level checked.

  2. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    Mother Earth News has a page and links to where you can get your eggs tested. It's not cheap, they have arranged a 10% discount, but you can do separate nutrients for less:

    * cholesterol: $110 ($99 w/Mother Earth discount)
    * fatty acid profile: $110 ($99 w/Mother Earth discount)
    * vitamin E: $125 ($112.50 w/Mother Earth discount)
    * folic acid: $125 ($112.50 w/Mother Earth discount)
    * selenium: $50 ($45 w/Mother Earth discount)
    * beta carotene: $90 ($81 w/Mother Earth discount)​
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    You Extension office should have the names of some labs near you. It's not very hard to get done, once you figure out where to send them. I know people who grow eggs and have done just that and market their nutritional informaiton.

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