Just look at all there is in an egg...

December 12, 2016
Let's take a look at what nutriments an egg contains, especially when it comes from an Organic certified, free range farm, where hens pasture in large green shaded fields...

  • Vitamin A – Did you know that egg yolks (from pastured hens) are a rich sources of this vitamin necessary for balanced hormones. In the yolk it is paired with the healthful fats and since vitamin A is a fat soluble this is very important as we can absorb it. Although Vitamin A can also be found in some vegetables such as carotts and sweet potatoe, these on the contrary, do not naturally contain the fat needed for their absorption.
  • Vitamin D – Like vitamin A, vitamin D is another fat-soluble vitamin sorely lacking from the Western diet. The vast majority of individuals do not receive adequate vitamin D from sunlight.
  • Choline – More than 90% of Americans are deficient in this B vitamin and one pastured egg yolks provides 35% of your daily value of choline. Choline supplementation has been shown to reduce memory loss and choline plays and important role in the body’s detoxification pathways, because it provides methyl groups to the liver which help neutralize toxins.
  • Selenium – Selenium is necessary for the conversion of thyroid hormones from the inactive form to the active form. Egg yolks are nature’s thyroid support supplement, due to the selenium content, vitamin content and healthful fats. (About 40% of the selenium is found in the white and 60% is in the yolk.)
  • Iodine – Pastured egg yolks are a valuable source of iodine, with one egg yolk containing 27 micrograms of iodine.
  • Vitamin B6 – Raw egg yolks contain a moderate amount of B6. This heat-sensitive vitamin is diminished with cooking, so consuming raw yolks ensures the maximum absorption of this essential nutrient.
  • Biotin – An egg provides about 25% of your daily needs for biotin. This B-vitamin plays a key role in skin, hair, metabolic and blood-sugar health. 80% of the biotin is found in the yolk and 20% is in the white.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids – Pastured egg yolks are particularly rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the anti-inflammatory fats so crucial to all aspects of wellbeing.
  • Cholesterol – Humans have thrived on old-fashioned, cholesterol-rich animal fats like egg yolks since we were, er, human. The cholesterol in egg yolks provides strongly health-protective properties and plays a key role in immune strength and mental health

Pastured eggs, both raw and cooked, provide a dense source of nutrition. Adding raw eggs – or just raw egg yolks – to your daily smoothie or whisked into homemade chocolate milk or soup is a convenient way to boost your intake of vitamins, minerals and fat-soluble vitamins. Consuming the egg yolks raw also preserves the vitamin B6 content, which is diminished with heat.


 

What to look for when buying free range eggs

December 8, 2016

To help with your purchasing decision, please see the table below which lists various organisations that certify free range egg producers and the standards that they set out (the information within the table has been verified by each of the certification bodies included).

 Australian Egg Corporation Assured
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criteria for birds to be called free rangebirds are housed in sheds and have access to an outdoor range during daylight hours, once fully feathered (around 5-6 weeks)all bi...

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Pastured and free range eggs directory

November 14, 2016
Sure the carton says “free range”, and there may be photos of verdant pastures and room for the chickens—but are you really getting what you think you are? Who’s to tell?
Read the whole editorial on http://flavourcrusader.com/blog/2011/09/free-range-eggs-australia/

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Cracking the code...Free-range egg brands that meet the Model Code

October 11, 2016

Cracking the Code

For eggs to be labelled free range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. But many commonly available "free range" brands do not adhere to this, with some brands keeping as many as 10,000 chooks per hectare.

"Many consumers are paying extra assuming hens are staying in the equivalent of a comfortable bed and breakfast, but instead they're stuck in a crowded backpacker hostel," CHOICE director of campaigns and communications Matt Le...


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Spring is here again!

October 11, 2016

With Spring, new chicks have arrived on the farm and the older chickens are now feeding on the lush pastures presently 
covered in clover.  Scientific studies have shown that clover boosts the omega-3 content of the eggs so it is no wonder that they have that extra goodness.

The mangoes are heavy in blossom and the pecan trees are covering with leaves, bringing more shade over the pastures.  The showers expected in the coming days will boost the growth of the grass, giving the hens even more...


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Truth in Egg Labelling - the Greens

October 11, 2016

Consumers shouldn't have to jump through hoops to be sure that the eggs that they are buying are genuinely free-range. Sign up here to stay up-to-date with our campaign for truth in egg labelling.

The Greens believe that consumers shouldn't have to jump through hoops to be sure that the eggs that they are buying are genuinely free-range.

However, in March 2016 state and federal consumer affairs ministers agreed a free-range standard that would allow stocking densities of up ...


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HUMANE CHOICE

November 28, 2011

Since 2011, Organigrow is accredited with Human Choice, a major animal welfare agency in Australia.
Check out their web site http://humanechoice.com.au



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