American Vegetarian Association Again Honors Eggland’s Best Eggs With ‘Highly Recommended’ Certification

Eggland’s Best Remains Only AVA Certified Egg for More than a Decade

For the 15th consecutive year, the American Vegetarian Association (AVA) has awarded Eggland’s Best (EB) eggs its ‘Highly Recommended’ egg Certification. The AVA certification assures customers that Eggland’s Best eggs maintain the highest standards in egg production and are the best vegetarian egg product on the market. Eggland’s Best is the first and only egg brand to be certified by the American Vegetarian Association.

“At the American Vegetarian Association, we have strict vegetarian guidelines that all certified products are required to meet,” said Len Torine, Executive Director at the American Vegetarian Association. “We’ve awarded our certification to Eggland’s Best for the past 15 years due to the brand’s commitment to providing customers with a superior product with the best quality, freshness, taste and nutrition."

The AVA was formed to promote the interests of individuals and organizations involved in the preservation and distribution of vegetarian ideas and products. The AVA’s primary goal is to create a widely recognized certification program to allow vegetarian-minded people to make the best choices when seeking vegetarian options.

“It’s a great honor to be the only egg brand to be certified by the American Vegetarian Association after all these years,” said Charlie Lanktree, CEO of Eggland’s Best. “At Eggland’s Best, we strive to provide our fans with the best taste, nutrition and freshness. Recognition from this prestigious association year after year reaffirms our commitment to providing the only egg with superior nutrition and taste for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.”

Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain six times more vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E, and more than double the vitamin B12. The superior nutrition of Eggland’s Best 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, independent testing has revealed that Eggland’s Best eggs have stronger shells than ordinary eggs, which leads to less breakage and helps them stay fresher longer. Eggland’s Best’s patented method of production and verification ensures that every Eggland’s Best egg has these superior qualities.

“Certifications like this from the American Vegetarian Association are extremely beneficial because they make it much easier for consumers to instantly recognize healthy, quality products that meet strict vegetarian guidelines,” said Dawn Jackson Blatner, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. “I only recommend Eggland’s Best eggs to my clients and serve them to my family because of their consistently great taste and superior nutrition compared to ordinary eggs.”