HOW HEALTHY ARE THE EGGS ON YOUR PLATE?
I almost always buy eggs from pasture raised, organic hens. The difference in price can be substantial. Conventional eggs here are usually about $1 a dozen, sometimes a low as $0.49 and sometimes as high as $1.50. On the other hand, eggs from pasture raised, organic hens are usually $5 and up in my area. At the farmers market they are usually $8.00/dozen.
Pastured eggs are REALLY healthy. Just look at the lower cholesterol and fat in the pastured eggs in the blog link below.
We think that $5.00 a dozen is really expensive. But is it really?? Each large egg should weigh 1.625 ounces. So a dozen eggs weigh 19.5 ounces. The true cost of eggs from pasture-raised organic hens is $4.10#. You can’t buy 100% grass-fed organic beef, even on sale, for that price. So, putting in perspective it’s a good deal on quality protein.
For more information on the nutritional analysis of the different types of eggs, click on the picture below.