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What is the difference between Omega eggs and poultry eggs?

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Asked by puranam mahalaxmi, 18 Dec '12 09:49 pm
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Nutritionally, there isn't much differenceexcept for the omega-3 eggs. Vegetarian eggs are from hens that eat a strictly plant-based diet, no animal by-products; these eggs may carry the USDA ORGANIC label as well, which means the chickens eat only organic grains and the eggs contain no antibiotics. Cartons stamped FREE-RANGE and CAGE-FREE may indicate that a farmer allows his hens to roam, but the USDA verifies free-range only with chickens sold for meat; for egg-laying birds, there's no guarantee that they have access to the outdoors.

The only difference between white and brown eggs is that they come from white or red chickens. Eggs get omega-3s when hens eat a diet enriched with flaxseed and other sources of these heart-healthy fats. One egg delivers 100 to 200 milligramsabout the same as a tablespoon of olive oil. (Most omega-3 oil experts suggest people get at least 1,000 milligrams a day.) The special diet also boosts the eggs' vitamin E and can lower their cholesterol levels.
Answered by jakir hussain, 18 Dec '12 10:02 pm

 
  
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Omega Eggs: they contain higher levels of the polyunsaturated fat and vitamin E (These hens do not eat meat)
And polutry are normal eggs laid by Hens
Answered by AnuJHA, 18 Dec '12 09:57 pm

 
  
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THE LABEL: Omega-3 enriched
WHAT IT MEANS: These eggs haven't been injected with fish oil or anything, it's just that the chickens that laid them were fed omega-3-rich foods like flaxseed, so their eggs have seven times more of the heart-healthy fats than regular eggs. "It's an easy way to bolster your diet," says Taub-Dix, "but you also need direct sources of omegas, like fish and walnuts."

THE LABEL: Vegetarian
WHAT IT MEANS: Unlike chickens on large factory farms--which may be fed cow, pig, and even chicken parts--these birds don't eat meat, aside from the occasional insect or worm they come across in their pens. But there's no evidence that the resulting eggs are any healthier for humans, Taub-Dix says.

THE LABEL: Free-range, cage-free
WHAT IT MEANS: Ninety percent of the eggs at the grocery store come from hens that are kept in very tightly packed cages. Animal-rights folks say the practice is unkind; health experts worry that close quarters make it easier for fecal-bor ...more
Answered by Quest, 18 Dec '12 09:55 pm

 
  
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