There are various colors of chicken eggs with brown, and white being the most famous, and well-known. Sometimes the color of chicken eggs is also blue, and green. However, the answer to the question of which color eggs are the best is that color doesn’t matter. Color is deemed insignificant and plays no role through which you’re able to determine which egg is the best.
The nutritional value of an egg is independent of its color
Yes, it’s true that brown eggs are the same as white ones and contain the same nutritional value. In short, there’s no proof that the nutritional value of an egg is affected by its color. Some of you might think that if that’s true, then how come brown eggs are sold more? The answer is people’s mentality. So, if you’re planning to open an egg-selling business, then I’d recommend you to sell brown eggs, and play with people’s mentality in order to generate higher revenue.
Green and blue eggs are not common, and they’re laid by the infamous Ameraucana chickens. Adding Ameraucana chickens to your flock can be beneficial for you because you can sell some unique eggs. However, it is not recommended that you should add this breed to your working flock, as Ameraucana chickens don’t lay many eggs as compared to other egg-laying chickens.
Shell’s a shell!
The shell of a chicken’s egg also doesn’t play any role in affecting its nutritional value. However, a prominent study from Mother Nature News shows that the chicken eggs that are raised on grass have yellow yolks, and contain more nutritional value. Eggs that are obtained through the Pasture Poultry technique instead of eggs that are obtained from isolated hens have the following characteristics.
- Contain 1/3 fewer cholesterol levels
- 2/3 more Vitamin A
- Vitamin D is about 4x, 6x more
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- Contain 7 times more beta carotene
- 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
The color of an eggs varies from hen to hen
The color of a chicken egg depends on the chicken breed. You check your hen’s earlobes to identify what color egg she will lay.
- Red earlobes mean that your hen will lay brown eggs
- White earlobe means that the hen will lay typical white eggs