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Old 04-13-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I do cook my eggs gently over low heat, but runny snotty eggs are not tolerated in this house. My eggs are fresh out of the chicken, too, so they are going to taste better than anything made from store-bought eggs.
How is a farm fresh egg different than one from the store? I know it's fresher, but nothing is done to eggs after it leaves the farm except to put them in containers by size, right? It's different for milk or meats, but eggs aren't usually "processed" are they?
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ The appearance and the taste! Not to mention, fresh eggs are far more nutritious than store bought eggs.
Store Bought vs. Farm Fresh Eggs list the differences in the two
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:10 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I read the linked page but I still don't understand what happens to eggs to make them less nutritious. I will Google it tomorrow. I'm beat now. Thanks for responding.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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The feeding and holding them in cages without green grass, bugs, and sunshine
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Okay, I get that part. I'll try again (forgive the sleep deprivation). A farmer has chickens that lays eggs. Some of those eggs are used for his/her personal use and some of those eggs are sold to the public, right? The eggs can also be sold to a store which sells them to the public. Why would eggs from the same source be any less nutritious than eggs directly from say a Farmer's Market? Theoretically, nothing is happening to the eggs other than washing off any dirt on the outside so what is making them "less" nutritious just by being sold through a grocery store?
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I read the linked page but I still don't understand what happens to eggs to make them less nutritious. I will Google it tomorrow. I'm beat now. Thanks for responding.
I guess it's hard to describe. The yolks are a deep orangy, yellow color. The white hugs the yolk. When eggs are old, supermarket eggs, they spread when you drop them into a pan to fry them. Yes, they all spread, but the fresher the egg doesn't travel as far. The taste is different. I won't even try to describe that.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:48 AM
 
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Okay, I get that part. I'll try again (forgive the sleep deprivation). A farmer has chickens that lays eggs. Some of those eggs are used for his/her personal use and some of those eggs are sold to the public, right? The eggs can also be sold to a store which sells them to the public. Why would eggs from the same source be any less nutritious than eggs directly from say a Farmer's Market? Theoretically, nothing is happening to the eggs other than washing off any dirt on the outside so what is making them "less" nutritious just by being sold through a grocery store?


There is a noticeable difference in yolk color and consistency. I believe I have read that it is from the intake of chlorophyll that farm chickens get.

Supermarkets/Grocery stores do not contract with Farmer Joe to get their eggs. They contract with large farms who feed their chickens whatever is cheapest.




Farm hens get a much wider variety of natural sources of food from grass, bugs and seeds.



and thats without getting into all the pesticides and antibiotics those caged chickens have to get to live in such conditions.


Is it really so difficult to believe that the these very different products have such different nutrition values?

Chicken meat is even more so than the egg. Just go buy a chicken from any large grocer and get a pastured one and cook them side by side and check out what comes out of them.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Why would eggs from the same source be any less nutritious than eggs directly from say a Farmer's Market? Theoretically, nothing is happening to the eggs other than washing off any dirt on the outside so what is making them "less" nutritious just by being sold through a grocery store?
The eggs from Farmers Market do look/taste different than those from your supermarket/grocery store.
Same difference with the taste/look of a poultry raised by an individual farmer or raised in a "chicken factory".
Do you see the difference on the pictures above?
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:01 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Is it really so difficult to believe that the these very different products have such different nutrition values?

Chicken meat is even more so than the egg. Just go buy a chicken from any large grocer and get a pastured one and cook them side by side and check out what comes out of them.

I think there is a whole generation that does not know how real food look/taste. Many people say that real food taste worse than plastic, processed food. They just didn't developed taste buds to know the difference.
The other day at the store, a guy in his 30's asked me why some eggs are brown, and "why the heck the store sell those gross, 'colored' eggs"
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Raw eggs are actually dangerous...
I know - I got hit in the forehead by someone who tossed a raw egg from a moving vehicle.
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