Nutritional Values of Commercial Eggs Vs. Natural-Raised Eggs
Eggs found at the grocery store are laid by caged chickens confined indoors and fed an unnatural diet of corn, soy and cottonseed. Naturally raised chickens have access to pastures where they can forage for their own food. Free-ranging chickens enjoy eating green plants, fruits, insects and worms. Chickens are not vegetarians and are healthier when they can eat a natural diet. Choosing eggs from naturally raised chickens is also a more ethical and environmental choice. To find the best quality eggs, visit your local farmers market to ask farmers how their chickens are raised and what they eat .
- Richard Blossom