Just a quick post to share with you a little experiment I did with eggs, in case you ever doubted that spending a bit more on food buys you anything different. I recently started buying heirloom eggs that my local Harris Teeter carries (which are not organic certified, by the way, but are certified humane- organic certification doesn’t always tell the whole story). Heirlooms, in case you don’t know, are breeds of plants or farm animals that are older and less modified than some of the varieties typically used for factory farming that have been selected mostly for their suitability for large scale production. One day, I happened to crack two eggs together- one of those and one of some other, standard eggs, and I noticed that they really do look different. The yolk is a bit smaller and is a deep, rich orange color that makes the other yolk look pale in comparison.
In fact, even when I compared it with organic mass produced eggs, it looked strikingly different. Now I’m not sure if the nutritional profile is different or not, but I just wanted to share this picture that shows you how much more vivid and bright the heirloom egg is!
So if you have ever suspected that the only difference between factory farmed food and food that has been grown or raised with care is the higher price tag, think again.
Egg pictured is Carol’s Heirloom Chocolat Marans!