Eggs are one of the most common breakfasts in the world, so it is also important to know if your egg comes from a sick chicken. One out of four people, eat eggs for the most important meal of the day, in many forms, fried, scrambled, poached, boiled etc.
The nutritional value of an egg is divided between the egg yolk and the egg white.
Eggs have a high nutrient density because they provide significant amounts of vitamins and minerals you need, yet they contain only 70 calories. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein (i.e. they contain all the essential amino acids as mentioned above), as well as many B vitamins.
But now we are asking, are the eggs we consume with satisfying quality?
HERE ARE THE THINGS YOU SHOULD CHECK BEFORE BUYING EGGS IN ORDER TO CHOOSE THE HEALTHY ONES:
- Shell thickness and density: if the egg shell is strong, meaning it is not easy to crack, then the egg itself is healthy.
- Yolk color: Egg yolk color can range from pale yellow to deep almost orange hue. The color of the yolk is influenced by the type of feed the chickens have ingested. If the egg yolk is yellow or bright yellow, the egg is not healthy to be consumed. A deeper yellow and dark yellow or orange, indicate that the eggs are healthy.
- Yolk thickness: You should also look at the thickness of the egg yolk when confirming the quality of an egg. Yolks from healthy chickens tend to be thicker and rounder.
To ensure top quality, buy only Canada Grade A eggs that have been kept refrigerated. Before you purchase your eggs, check that the shells are clean and without cracks. All eggs sold in Canadian grocery stores and convenience stores are Grade A eggs.