In honor of Easter here’s the low down on some common egg labels! I know the available options can seem endless, so lets clear up some of the confusion...
Brown vs white: This refers to the color of the shell, which has nothing to do with the nutritional value of the egg. Simply put, hens with white feathers and white ear lobes lay white eggs and hens with red feathers and red ear lobes lay brown eggs.
Sell-by date: This date is included on cartons to ensure eggs don’t stay on the shelves past a certain date. Remember, the eggs are safe to eat for two to three weeks beyond this date. Additionally, most eggs leave the farm within 24 to 36 hours after being laid.
No antibiotics: Antibiotics are not used on a continuous basis in the egg industry. In general, all eggs are considered antibiotic-free. When antibiotics are used to treat sickness in hens (by FDA guidelines), hens rarely produce eggs or their egg production is severely decreased.
>> Whichever you opt to buy - eggs are a great source of protein that’s easy for our bodies to digest. Eggs make a great snack or meal at anytime of day! Personally, I like to keep a quiche on hand for when I need a quick meal.
Go head and throw an egg on it ;)