Lower cholestrol eggs??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lambchick, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. lambchick

    lambchick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2009
    I am looking at producing a lower cholesterol egg-like the ones supposedly low cholesterol eggs in the store.

    Are there breeds that are known for this trait, is it even a trait or are we looking at diet?

    Also, any feedback on brown vrs. white.

    I haven't had chickens since I was a kid and we'd like to get a few pullets and see what happens.
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Im not sure thats possible. Let us know how it works.
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    pasture raised chickens lay lower cholesterol eggs. Also more vitamin d, etc. Theres a mention of it in this months Mother Earth news, they are doing a study.


    LATEST RESULTS: New test results show that pastured egg producers are kicking the commercial industry's derriere when it comes to vitamin D! Eggs from hens raised on pasture show 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D as typical supermarket eggs. Learn more: Eggciting News!!!

    RESULTS FROM OUR PREVIOUS STUDY: Eggs from hens allowed to peck on pasture are a heck of a lot better than those from chickens raised in cages! Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture. That’s the conclusion we have reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Our testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:

    • 1⁄3 less cholesterol
    • 1⁄4 less saturated fat
    • 2⁄3 more vitamin A
    • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
    • 3 times more vitamin E
    • 7 times more beta carotene
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:Cholesterol is not tied to certain chicken breed, differences in cholesterol if any may be tied to environment and diet.
    I would agree free range eggs are healtier, tastier and probably haw less cholesterol.

    There is a myth than Aracuana eggs have less cholesterol, I do not think it was ever proven.

    If you want low cholesterol eggs go for Coturnix quail eggs.
    Scientifically proven Coturnix eggs are more nutritious than chicken eggs.
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico

    really do not believe that dietary cholesterol has any impact on our body's cholesterol. I have a friend who was telling me the other day about a community member who had high cholesterol at her doctor's visit last year, and has started eating 4 eggs a day since. She hasn't taken any cholesterol-lowering prescriptions, and has just eaten a healthy, natural diet. Her cholesterol is significantly lower this year.

    I say who cares what kind of cholesterol is in an egg?

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