Eggs 101

How many eggs can a hen lay in a year?
About 300.

Are brown eggs more nutritious than white eggs?
No, shell colour simply depends on the breed of hen. Both white and brown eggs have the same nutritional value and cooking characteristics.

Why are some yolks dark and other yolks pale yellow?
The type of feed influences the colour of the yolk. All feed is carefully balanced to ensure the laying hens are getting the vitamins and minerals they require for good health. Wheat-based feeds tend to produce a paler yolk colour while corn-based feeds produce a darker yolk colour. Yolk colour does not affect flavour and is not indicative of the nutritient value or quality of the egg.

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