Posted on: January 10, 2017
Have you ever found yourself standing in the supermarket, confused as to which eggs are the best to buy for your health? Follow this guide and you can make the best choice as to which are more advantageous for you!
Unfortunately, many people are misled by labels when it comes to supermarket eggs. When people see “free-range” they automatically assume the quality of egg has to be better as the chicken has been treated more humanely and had access to the outdoors.
Think again! According to the law, “free-range” doesn’t really mean anything. Healthy eggs are a result of the hen having consistent access to the outdoors, sunlight, natural food, and green grass. However, the label “free-range” guarantees none of this.
In fact, a “free-range” label can be warranted if the hen had access to as little as 5 minutes of outdoor activity a day. The hen may not even choose to go outside and if it does, there are no natural nutrients or grass available.
Even “organic” labels can only ensure that the chicken was fed organic feed as opposed to antibiotic-riddled nutrition. However, they could still have had no access to the outdoors and unnatural feed.
So which eggs are best? Pastured eggs are definitely way to go when it comes to health benefits. You can get pastured eggs from a real farmer, whose chickens have lived their entire lives outside, basking in the sun and eating natural food. Pastured eggs have been proven to have:
Unfortunately, it is not easy finding pastured eggs in Hong Kong, but perhaps one of the healthiest eggs available for purchase can be found through Ecocert Eggs Hong Kong! Stay tuned for our upcoming cooking event where Mr. Wong, Head of Dietetics at The Adventist Hospital will be more than happy to discuss which eggs you should be eating. This event comes courtesy of Peterhouse and our Strategic Health Partner, The Adventist Hospital.