Can You Tell Which Of These Yolks Comes From A Chicken That Is Actually Healthy? I Had No Idea.

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Over the years fad foods and diets come and go yet eggs, along with milk and bread, have long been considered among the top basic food staples. Most households always have on hand a carton or two of the fragile, shelled ovals in the refrigerator.

Some people even invest in a few of the birds and set up a chicken coop on their property, harvesting and eating the eggs as they’re laid.┬áNot all chicken eggs are created equal and there are two basic types which are widely available to consumers; free-range and factory-farmed.

The differences between the two are clear to see and upon closer inspection the distinctions are glaring. When it comes down to it, eggs that come from huge factory operations are not as healthy as those which come from smaller scale, free-range farms.

Chickens that are allowed free range to graze and move around are naturally healthier than the ones crammed into dirty cages or barns. Part of the reason why is because chickens are omnivores and traditionally their diets have consisted of a lot more than just the cheap corn-based feed that’s fed to them at factory farms.

Corn feed has no real nutritional value to a chicken and it doesn’t make them healthy, it simply fattens them up and is what produces the golden yellow yolk color. In comparison, free-range chickens diets are supplemented by the types of foods they come across in nature.

They eat grasses and grains along with all sorts of bugs and worms including beetles, grasshoppers, meal worms, and grubs. This varied, natural diet makes them healthier chickens overall and in effect they lay healthier eggs.

You can spot a free range chicken egg because it’s yolk will appear thicker, fuller, and dark orange, not yellow. Also, the shells are both denser and harder to crack. An orange yolk is a sign that the chicken who laid the egg wasn’t simply fed corn-based feed, rather it had a balanced, wholesome, and nutritious diet.

These eggs also taste better. They’re not as bland and have a fuller, distinctive flavor. Watch the video and see for yourself the major differences between the two types.┬áChickens who lead better lives and who get to move around freely are a lot healthier and happier and lay more nutritious, better tasting eggs.

If you want the most from your food, and the best quality, then make the switch to free-range eggs if you haven’t done so already.

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