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Where to find real eggs

Posted on: April 30, 2009

The 'Real' Egg is darker because it has more Beta Carotene.

The 'Real' Egg is darker because it has more Beta Carotene.

Real Eggs

Let me define real eggs first, in case you don’t know. Real eggs are eggs that were collected from hens who:

1 – Were free to roam around a pasture
2 – Ate what ever they could find, including bugs
3 – Had plenty of space
4 – Were happy, like chickens should be

Nutrition

According to Food Renegade These eggs contain:

* 1⁄3 less cholesterol
* 1⁄4 less saturated fat
* 2⁄3 more vitamin A
* 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
* 3 times more vitamin E
* 7 times more beta carotene
* 4 to 6 times more vitamin D

Where do you find such novelties?

Well, you can try http://www.localharvest.org, http://www.craigslist.com, or http://www.eatwild.com for starters. None of those websites ended up working out for me. Where I found my eggs is from the classifieds section of http://www.ksl.com. That’s the most popular news station in Utah (where I live). But chances are you don’t live in Utah, so go to the Classifieds section of the most popular news station in your state/area. Or try your local chapter: http://www.westonaprice.org/localchapters/index.html#locallist. I contacted mine, and she was pretty helpful and nice. They can help you find real food.

Raw Eggs

If you do get your hands one real eggs, make sure they come from healthy hens! If they are from healthy hens, then they won’t have salmonella, and you can eat them raw! According to Dr. Mercola the chances of hens-in-fernseating a contaminated egg are 1 in 30,000. And raw eggs are really good for you. They are still a ‘live’ food. Just throw them in a shake. Eat several a day if you have access to that many eggs. Eggs are so good for you.

You can also try keeping hens as pets, if you are permitted in your area. One day I will try this, but that is not this day.

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4 Responses to "Where to find real eggs"

Thanks for sharing this post, Kyle. Many of my friends have started keeping chickens for just this reason!

Thanks, too, for joining in the Fight Back Fridays fun.

Cheers,
KristenM
(AKA FoodRenegade)

We love fresh, pastured eggs. The yolks are so high and strong. We get ours in an egg share from a local farm following Joel Salatin’s model of holistic management: 2 dozen a week for $36/month! Killer deal considering they go for $6-$7 / dozen at the health food store.

Thanks for sharing this post, I can’t wait to collect my real egg now…

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