The unique patented diet of our hens is nutritionally superior to that fed to other hens, so Eggland's Best hens lay naturally superior eggs. Eggland's Best hens are fed a wholesome all-vegetarian, high-quality diet with no animal fat, no animal by-products, and no recycled or processed food. The feed contains healthy grains, canola oil, and a premium supplement of rice bran, alfalfa meal, kelp, and Vitamin E. Eggland's Best Eggs are produced without added hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. No hormones or steroids are approved for use with laying hens.
Eggland's Best Eggs contain 175mg of cholesterol and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs, and 115mg of Omega-3, as compared to 51mg in ordinary eggs. An Eggland's Best Egg also contains 10 times more Vitamin E, which accounts for 25% of a person's daily requirement, and 40% of a person's daily requirement for Iodine compared to only 15% in an ordinary egg. For more information on the nutritional benefits of Eggland's Best Eggs, click here.
Yes. One Eggland's Best Egg has 175mg of cholesterol. The Eggland's Best Quality Assurance Laboratory tests our eggs every week from every Eggland's Best farm across the country to verify the lower level of cholesterol and other nutritional benefits. While you may want to consult your physician or dietitian, studies show that eggs can be part of a well-balanced, cholesterol-conscious diet. Clinical tests demonstrated that people who ate Eggland's Best Eggs in place of more fatty foods did not increase their serum cholesterol.
The primary function of Vitamin D is to aid in the body's absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It is important for maintaining muscle strength, healthy body fat levels, and body tissue health. Vegetarians, and people who spend most of their time indoors, are especially at risk of a Vitamin D deficiency.
Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, plays a significant role in the production of energy. It helps in the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar, which fuels the body function. Riboflavin has an active part in the electron transport chain that produces cellular energy. It also helps in the processing of amino acids and fats. It can also serve as an antioxidant, which may help slow down the aging process. Riboflavin also assists the adrenal gland. It may be used for red blood cell formation, antibody production, cell respiration, and growth. It may ease watery eye fatigue and may help maintain tissue conditions that are important for the prevention and treatment of cataracts. Vitamin B2 is required for the health of the mucous membranes in the digestive tract and assists with the absorption of iron and Vitamin B6. It is most beneficial to the skin, hair, and nails.
Vitamin B5, also known as Pantothenic Acid, is one of eight B vitamins. It is a water-soluble vitamin needed to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Vitamin B5 is critical in manufacturing red blood cells, as well as hormones produced in the adrenal glands, the small glands that sit on top of the kidneys. Vitamin B5 is also important in helping maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Egg albumen, the white part of raw eggs, is opalescent and does not appear white until it is beaten or cooked. A yellow or greenish cast in the uncooked egg white may indicate the presence of riboflavin, but does not change the flavor of the egg, and is perfectly good to use. (Cloudiness of the raw white is due to the presence of carbon dioxide which has not had time to escape through the shell and thus indicates a very fresh egg.).
The Omega-3s in Eggland's Best Eggs come from the canola oil and flax seeds that are part of the Eggland's Best unique feed. The Eggland's Best nutritional program specifies inclusion of canola oil and flax seed in diets in proportions that will contribute to the desired level of Omega-3 fatty acids in the eggs. Each week, producers submit eggs for inspection to determine that the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids are as required. Eggland's Best eggs contain 2 times the level of Omega-3 fatty acids compared to ordinary eggs.
Lutein is a plant-derived pigment critical for normal eye function. It is especially important to maintain adequate intake with advancing age. Eggland's Best Eggs supply 200mcg (micrograms) of lutein per Large size egg.
No. Eggland's Best has strict regulations forbidding supplementation of diets with any antibiotic or administration of antibiotics to hens. It is a strict requirement that hens must be healthy and demonstrate normal production, flock livability, and food intake. Production parameters are monitored constantly by qualified specialists to ensure the wholesomeness of Eggland's Best products. Representative egg samples are screened on a random basis for the presence of antibiotics to ensure compliance with Eggland's Best regulations.
No artificial product affecting growth or production including any hormone may be administered to any food-producing animal or to poultry in the United States. This FDA regulation has been in effect since the late 1940s. Eggland's Best maintains an audit program to ensure that producers comply with Federal, State, and our own regulations concerning all diets.
We do not advocate eating any specific number of Eggland's Best Eggs. That decision is between each individual and his or her physician or dietitian. However, research has shown that people who ate up to 12 Eggland's Best Eggs per week experienced no increase in their total serum cholesterol or LDL ("bad") cholesterol when compared to a group who ate no eggs. In fact, both groups reduced their serum cholesterol by approximately the same amount.