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      Egg-citing news about eggs

      Did you know that eating one egg a day does not affect your risk for heart disease? And, egg yolks provide essential nutrients such as choline which helps with fetal brain development and brain functioning in adults.

      Types of Eggs

      What does it Mean?

      1. Organic
      In order to qualify for USDA organic certification, hens are fed a special feed having ingredients that were grown without pesticides, or persistent chemical and commercial fertilizer.

    • Vegetarian (no animal by- products)
    • Hens are fed a special feed containing ingredients of plant origin only.

    • Omega-3-Enhanced
    • These eggs are created by including 10-20% of flax in the hen's diet, which in turn results in these eggs being higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional eggs.

    • Pasteurized whole egg in shell
    • Safest Choice Eggs are pasteurized whole eggs in the shell.ã?? Helps eliminate the risk of salmonella.


    • Cage-free eggs
    • These eggs are from birds that are not raised in cages, but rather in an open barn. The hens have bedding material such as pine shavings on the floor, and are allowed perches and nest boxes to lay their eggs. Depending on the farm they may still be close to many other hens, just not in cages.

      Eggs not in Their Shell (Processed Eggs)

      These are eggs which are broken, then pasteurized, before being packaged into liquid, frozen or dried form. They can be sold for commercial, home use and/or foodservice.

      Pesto, Mozzarella and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

      All you need:

      • 1 whole-wheat English muffin

      • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

      • 3 tablespoons chopped roasted red pepper

      • 1 teaspoon prepared pesto

      • 1 thin slice fresh mozzarella cheese

      All you do:

      1. Toast English muffin.

      2. Combine egg and roasted red pepper in a small (about 8-ounce) microwave-safe ramekin or bowl. Cover and microwave until the egg is set, about 1 minute.

      3. Spread pesto on 1 English muffin half, then top with cheese.

      4. Place the egg on the cheese.

      5. Top with the remaining English muffin half.

      Nutrition Per serving: 362 calories; 15 g fat ( 6 g sat ); 210 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 5 g added sugars; 21 g protein; 5 g fiber; 782 mg sodium; 244 mg potassium. 40% Calcium, 23% , vitamin A, 18% zinc, 17% iron, 15% magnesium