Eggs- 1 Dozen
1 Dozen Eggs, assorted sizes and colors
Compared to storebought eggs, the whites are thicker and the yolks darker (it varies some bird to bird and through the seasons). Check out the nutrition stats from farmer Joel Salatin (who raises layers similarly). Notice the folate - this makes pastured eggs great for expectant moms.
Vitamin E 7.37 mg vs. 0.97 mg
Vitamin A 763 IU vs. 487 IU
Beta Carotene 76.2 mcg vs. 10 mcg
Folate 10200 mcg vs 47 mcg
Omega-3s 0.71 g vs. 0.033g
Cholesterol 292 mg v.s 423 mg
Saturated Fat 2.31 g vs. 3.1 g
Note: Storebought eggs have been getting yellower over the last few years. Big business has realized this is appealing to customers and added food coloring to CAFO layer diets. Don't Be Fooled!