Are you overwhelmed with the egg choices in the supermarket? Learn what the differences really mean.
What the nutritional difference?
Free-run, free-range and organic eggs all have the same nutrient content as the classic egg. They are labelled differently based on the way the hens are raised and the housing they live in.
Nutritionally enhanced eggs are eggs that enhanced with omega-3 or vitamins. The hens that lay these eggs are fed diets that contain omega-3 fatty acids or higher levels of nutrients, such as vitamin A,B or E.
Eggs and cholesterol
Eggs contain cholesterol, which was once thought to contribute to high blood cholesterol levels and heart disease. However, new research proves that there is no connection between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol.
What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?
snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.
Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics here.
Sources available at: https://aitc-canada.ca/en-ca/learn-about-agriculture
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