Friday, May 1, 2009
Real Eggs and finding them
Let me define real eggs first, in case you don't know. Real eggs are eggs that were collected from hens who:
1 - Were free to roam around a pasture
2 - Ate what ever they could find, including bugs
3 - Had plenty of space
4 - Were happy, like chickens should be
According to Food Renegade These eggs contain:
* 1⁄3 less cholesterol
* 1⁄4 less saturated fat
* 2⁄3 more vitamin A
* 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
* 3 times more vitamin E
* 7 times more beta carotene
* 4 to 6 times more vitamin D
Where do you find such novelties?
Well, you can try www.localharvest.org, www.craigslist.com, or www.eatwild.com for starters. None of those websites ended up working out for me. Where I found my eggs is from the classifieds section of www.ksl.com. That's the most popular news station in Utah (where I live). But chances are you don't live in Utah, so go to the Classifieds section of the most popular news station in your state/area. Or try your local chapter: www.westonaprice.org/localchapters/index.html#locallist. I contacted mine, and she was pretty helpful and nice. They can help you find real food.
If you do get your hands one real eggs, make sure they come from healthy hens! If they are from healthy hens, then they won't have salmonella, and you can eat them raw! According to Dr. Mercola the chances of eating a contaminated egg are 1 in 30,000. And raw eggs are really good for you. They are still a 'live' food. Just throw them in a shake. Eat several a day if you have access to that many eggs. Eggs are so good for you.
You can also try keeping hens as pets, if you are permitted in your area. One day I will try this, but that is not this day.
UPDATE: HERE IS A GIVEAWAY!