Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brown Vs. White Eggs

I hear the following question all the time:

Q: Is there a difference between brown and white eggs?

A: Not really. Brown and white eggs are identical in terms of nutrition, flavor and cooking characteristics. The color of the shell is simply a genetic trait passed down by the mother hen. Actually, you can tell the color of the eggs that a hen lays by the color of their earlobes. Really!
Brown eggs do tend to be more expensive however, simply because of supply and demand.
If you're buying eggs from my farm, you also find green, blue, and pink eggs. They are no different that the white eggs, but they sure look pretty in a nice bowl.

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