NuVal® Recognizes Eggland’s Best Eggs with Highest Nutrition Score in Egg Category

October 11, 2016

NuVal<sup>®</sup> Recognizes Eggland’s Best Eggs with Highest Nutrition Score in Egg Category

Judged on Nutritional Value – Eggland’s Best is Significantly Superior to Ordinary Eggs

Cedar Knolls, NJ. – October 11, 2016 The NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, a comprehensive food scoring system that measures the nutritional quality of foods, has identified Eggland’s Best eggs as the highest scoring egg on grocery store shelves.

Every year national food brands are tested on the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, which looks into more than 30 nutrients and nutrition factors such as Vitamin D, Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, saturated fat, calories and protein. The system was created to provide an easy-to-use guide to maintaining a healthy diet in an environment where obesity is a growing concern.

Grocery shoppers across the country look to the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System as a guide for making quick, smart decisions when selecting nutritionally superior food brands for themselves and their families. Developed by a panel of nutrition and medical experts, NuVal® uses fact panels, package labels and nutrition reports to score foods on a scale of 1 – 100. The higher the NuVal® score, the more nutrient-rich the food item is.

“After testing 48 different brands of eggs, including many store band varieties, Eggland’s Best eggs came out on top in terms of nutritional value,” said Anne Bernier, Sr. Operations Director for NuVal LLC. “Eggland’s Best’s dedication to providing Americans with a nutritionally superior egg was proven during an evaluation of more than 30 different nutrients and nutrition factors, which resulted in an impressive NuVal score of 85, compared to a score of only 56 for ordinary eggs.”

Compared to regular eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12. Eggland’s Best’s superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E. In addition, a recent independent study showed that Eggland’s Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.

“Receiving the highest NuVal score, combined with our continued growth, reinforces the fact that we are achieving our goal of providing consumers the best tasting, freshest, and most nutritious egg possible,” said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland’s Best. “Eggland’s Best’s significantly higher score than ordinary eggs helps consumers make healthier decisions for their families.”