Here is my side by side compare of home grown fresh egg and mass produced. Notice the white spiral threads around the left yolk – called chalaza!
According to testing done comparing the official USDA nutrient content of commercial mass produced eggs versus free-range, pasture raised hens, the results were more than amazing.
The data revealed that free-range hens produced eggs that had 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fat, 2/3 more vitamin A, 300% more vitamin E, 200% more Omega-3 fatty acids, 700% more beta carotene, and 4 to 6 times more vitamin D!
Farm fresh eggs are the bomb! They taste richer and I love the great deep color – must be the carotene. When chickens can enjoy the freedom to scratch around, take dust baths and spread their wings then happy hens lay healthy eggs!