Until I was contacted by a representative from Eggland’s Best Eggs, I did not give a whole lot of thought to my egg purchases. My family goes through a lot of eggs and I tend to buy whatever happens to be in front of me at the moment.
But, the claim that Eggland’s Best Eggs are nutritionally superior gave me some pause. With the price of meat climbing each week, eggs are rapidly becoming a key source of protein in my family’s diet. So, I can see how a nutritionally superior egg would be a good idea for us even given the limits of our tight grocery budget.
Eggland’s Best Eggs achieve their nutritional benefits through the way their hens are treated. EgglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best hen feed is an all-natural, vegetarian feed containing healthy grains, canola oil, and a natural feed supplement with rice bran, alfalfa meal, kelp, and vitamin E.
The feed has no added hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. This allows Eggland’s Best Eggs to contain twice as much vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids as ordinary eggs. Eggland’s Best Eggs also have 10 times more vitamin E and 25% less saturated fat.
When testing Eggland’s Best Eggs, I made scrambled eggs, prepared a breakfast casserole using eggs as a key ingredient, baked a cake, and made cupcakes. They were all recipes I’d tried before and I didn’t notice any significant taste difference by using the Eggland’s Best Eggs.
However, the company has won several awards in this area from people with taste buds that are apparently more sophisticated than mine. For example, Eggland’s Best Eggs won Ã¢â‚¬Å“Taste Recognition AwardsÃ¢â‚¬Â from 2002-2010 for superior taste, freshness, and appearance from the American Masters of Taste and ChefÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Best.
Eggland’s Best Eggs seemed a little smaller than ordinary eggs to me, but I did not adjust any of my recipes to account for this difference and everything turned out just fine.
Overall, I’d recommend purchasing Eggland’s Best Eggs as an easy way to boost the nutritional quality of your family’s diet.
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