Different Types of Eggs: Which is Right for You?

When most people think about eggs, they think about the different ways they like to prepare and eat them—scrambled with cheese and veggies,Advertisement baked into a quiche, over-medium and served on top of avocado toast or hard-boiled and Advertisement chopped into a salad. But what about before they’re cooked—or before they’re even cracked?

An egg is just an egg, right? Well, yes and no. While all eggs have the same basic composition, some varieties, like Eggland’s Best® eggs, are nutritionally superior. In addition, there are several different types of eggs that offer their own unique qualities, appearances and characteristics.

White vs. Brown Eggs

While most people think of eggs as white in color, they are sometimes found in different shades. White and brown are the most common egg colors seen at most grocery stores. The color is determined by the breed of the chicken that produced the egg, and Advertisementdoes not correlate to the quality of the egg. Eggland’s Best eggs all offer the same level of freshness and nutrition, regardless of the shell color.

Organic Eggs

To produce organic eggs, the laying hens are fed all-organic feed, with no animal byproducts or antibiotics. Organic farms also follow higher standards for animal welfare. AdvertisementOrganic eggs from Eggland’s Best carry the official seal of the USDA to show that they have been certified.

Cage-free Eggs

Eggland’s Best offers Advertisement cage-free eggs in brown and white varieties. To ensure nutritional superiority, their cage-free hens are also fed a wholesome, all-vegetarian diet without any recycled or processed foods.  You can find Eggland’s Best cage-free eggs at your local store in their 100 percent recyclable plastic cartons.

Specialty Eggs

Most grocery stores and convenience stores offer eggs of various qualities. As a superior alternative to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best offers higher nutritional content, less saturated fat and fewer calories. EB eggs contain 10 times more vitamin E, more than twice the amount of omega-3s, more than double the amount of vitamin B, and six times more vitamin D than ordinary eggs. Choosing Eggland’s eggs is an easy way to introduce more nutrition and freshness into family meals, whether you choose organic, cage-free or traditional forms.

By understanding the main differences between eggs, you can make a more informed decision when shopping at your local grocery store and ensure that you bring home the right carton for you and your family.
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Melissa Rudy
Melissa Rudy
A lifelong Cincinnatian, Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from University of Cincinnati before breaking into online writing in 2000. As a Digital Journalist for SparkPeople, she enjoys helping others meet their wellness goals by writing about all aspects of healthy living. An avid runner and group fitness addict, Melissa lives in Loveland with her guitarist husband and three feisty daughters.