Organic Pasture-Raised Eggs
🍳 Breakfast anyone? These are my favorite eggs!
The best eggs you can get the need to have 2 requirements:
1. They need to display the USDA Certified Organic seal, which means the chickens didn't eat any GMO corn or other pesticide food.
2. They need to be Certified Pasture-Raised. Look for the HFAC Humane Farm Animal Care seal!
Like these ones, they are not only USDA organic but also Pasture-Raised and Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) Certified!
There is a difference between pasture-raised and free-range.
"Cage-free" eggs have been a major cause of debate in the US.
In the United States, free-range regulations do not necessarily require that hens spend substantial time outdoors, only that the hens "have access to the outdoors"
HFAC requirements for:
"free-range" is that birds need to be at least 6 hours per day outdoors.
"pastured-raised" birds must be outdoors year-round.
According to the HFAC, this company is on the pastured-raised program.
Vitamin D in eggs has been observed to increase up to 4 times in hens that have exposure to sunlight, compared to hens that are kept away from sunlight.
USDA Certified Organic
Pastured raised Certified
The best eggs come from the healthiest hens!