her eggs. Eggs contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids (healthy fats found in fish, walnuts and flax seeds). When chickens are fed with foods containing omega-3s, it does increase the levels of fatty acids in eggs.
If you’re getting enough omega 3-s in your diet weekly, then there’s no need to buy omega-3 eggs.
“Free-range” and “pastured” hens have different nutritional profiles than those of hens raised only indoors, but the nutritive value is hard to predict without knowing what the hens eat. It can depend on how much and what kinds of plants and insects they have access to. Chickens with access to pasture may have more fat, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and beta-carotene in their eggs (Anderson 2011; Karsten et al. 2010).
Hens that are not confined to cages, hence the term “cage-free eggs” don’t necessarily get outside to graze so their eggs are more than likely not going to be nutritionally different from those of caged chickens.
Hens that eat organic feed produce organic eggs. They may spend more time outdoors but may not necessarily be more nutritious than others.
It comes down to this. All eggs are nutritious. Try different varieties of eggs to see which ones you like and can afford.
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