Breaking Egg Myths.
Eggs have always been a staple in our home. We use them to bake, for breakfast and as a snack. It’s amazing how much we rely on eggs on a daily basis in our home. Before I really knew a lot about eggs and before I toured Burnbrae Farms, I always believed only in the things I heard. Today, I wanted to talk about some myths that I have heard about eggs and bust all of those myths you may have heard too.
I had the pleasure of meeting some great ladies from the Hudson family and was able to tour Burnbrae Farms. I went in with my own beliefs about eggs and left with so much knowledge and a firsthand view about the egg industry. You can imagine my surprise when I learned all about the difference in organic eggs and just regular eggs–it may surprise you.
Myth: You can tell the quality and freshness of an egg by the color of the yolk.
Turns out, you cannot indicate the freshness of an egg based on the color of the yolk. The yolk is actually determined by what type of food the hen is fed.
Myth: Hens lay more eggs because they are fed hormones or steroids.
Although it’s a legitimate worry, using steroids in egg-laying hens has actually been banned in Canada for over 50 years!
Myth: More than an egg a day is not okay.
This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Eating an egg or more a day will not increase your risk for heart disease.
Myth: Brown and white eggs have different nutritional value.
There is no difference in nutritional value between brown and white eggs. The breed of chicken is the only thing that makes an egg white or brown.
Nutritional Value of the Egg.
I love this myth busting stuff for eggs. It’s really cool but, it’s kind of sad to see what people believe still believe about eggs. I want to yell from the roof tops, EGGS ARE AWESOME, PEOPLE! They really are.
Now that we’ve busted a few myths on eggs, let’s talk about their nutritional value. Eggs are a great source of protein! You could eat them every day for breakfast and get lots of protein for your day. In fact, having one a day is not only delicious but, beneficial. I love pre-boiling eggs and grabbing them for a quick snack or on-the-go breakfast.
Eggs are also a part of a healthy diet and there are so many ways to make eggs healthy. You can use them in salads, make egg salad, or even make scrambled eggs. It’s kind of hard to make eating eggs unhealthy. Eggs are low in carbohydrates, so you’re good to go on that issue too.
Join us For a Twitter Party!
- If you love learning about the nutritional value of eggs, join us!
- #EggMyths Twitter Party is on February 9th, 2016 at 9pm EST.
- Make sure you RSVP and I’ll see you there!
- $250 spa gift card for a fabulous day at the spa.
- 2 iPad Mini’s.
- Burnbrae Farms gift baskets with $50 Visa gift card for groceries.
Hudson Family Favorites!
All of this talk about eggs has me hungry! Check out these Butterscotch Brownies, they are a Hudson family favorite and I can totally see why! Moist, sweet and chewy! Of course, you can only get this form of perfection with eggs! You can find this recipe and tons more on the Burnbrae Farms Recipe Nest.
|2 cups||brown sugar||500 mL|
|½ cup||butter||125 mL|
|2||Naturegg™ Omega 3 eggs – beaten||2|
|1 tsp||vanilla||5 mL|
|2 cups||flour||500 mL|
|2 tsp||baking powder||10 mL|
|½ cup||chopped walnuts||125 mL|
Make sure you visit the Burnbrae Farms Recipe Nest for full instructions for these delicious Butterscotch Brownies.
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So, what are some egg myths that you’ve heard?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
About Burnbrae Farms:
Burnbrae Farms is proud to offer a variety of egg types to meet consumer preferences. Whether conventional white, Free Run, organic or nutritionally-enriched eggs, our focus is on producing affordable, nutritious, wholesome eggs.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.