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White eggs and brown eggs: Do you know what the differences are?

While you may find that the color of the eggshell says a lot about what’s inside that food, its tone really only reveals one simple (and not so important) information: the breed of chicken that put it.

Legorne chickens produce white eggs, while Orpington chickens produce brown eggs, according to Michigan State University. Meanwhile, other chickens produce even more colorful eggs. Ameraucana chickens lay blue eggs, while Olive Eggers are the ‘mothers’ of eggs with an olive green hue.

The color of an eggshell has nothing to do with its nutritional quality. All are often good sources of vitamins D and B12 and high-quality protein.

Like many other products, brown eggs are simply marketed for ‘healthier’ and more natural. Ultimately, quality comes down to the type of environment in which the chicken lives.

  • Do you like eggs?

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  • Do you use to choose your eggs accoding to its color?

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  1. I knew this one. As whole grain bread is both healthier and darker than white bread, we think eggs work alike. 😄 Most of the eggs we find in supermarkets are brown, and yes, we always make sure to buy those whose chickens were raised outdoors (loose bred), not just ground bred. 🙂

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