What egg is best for you?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flock-mama, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. flock-mama

    flock-mama Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    Just wondering, I heard a blue- green egg is lower in cholesterol, is that true? But white and brown eggs are the same, just different colors. What about turkey or duck eggs, are they any better for you than a chicken egg?
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Cholesterol in grams:
    Chicken eggs: 218
    Duck: 530
    Quail: 76

    I prefer brown eggs myself but most I know say they can't tell the difference. I wish I could get in my class, one of my students did a study on eggs, cholesterol and health related issues that was just fantastic for science fair project.
  3. flock-mama

    flock-mama Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    Thank you! Very interesting, that would be a good science fair project. I will tell my son to think about that next time. Thanks!
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    So let me get this straight. If I eat a couple of eggs now and then, Im gonna keel over and die?
  5. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
  6. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Chicken eggs are chicken eggs. It doesn't matter what color the shell is. What does matter is what the hen eats and how it is raised.
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    No matter what anyone says, blue/green eggs ARE different. I have no clue on nutrition content...don't quite have the equipment to analyze them. I DO, however, know how they look and taste. Of all the eggs I have eaten, the blue and green ones are the thickest yolked, richest, and darkest. These are from chickens that all live/eat/etc exactly the same. Every single time and from different flocks.
  8. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * When my folks both got diagnosed with high cholesterol after a few years as northeners, I did a little research. I found out that cholesterol in the body converts to vit. D with sun exposure!!! Told my folks to get out and plant a garden. They did that and also took my other suggestion to take flaxseed oil caps. They did both and 6 months later, step-dads is perfectly fine, Mom's is down 6O%!!!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    My SIL was trying to tell me that the longer an egg sits the more cholesterol it makes...I told her she was full of Ploop.
  10. flock-mama

    flock-mama Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    Thanks for all the input, I had a customer who wanted the blue-green EE eggs because of his health. I have 3 colors of eggs so I had to sell him a combo doz. Anyways I love all my eggs.

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