Free Range Egg Haul
This morning it was time to clean up the yard. In doing so we discovered a free range egg nest of 21 freshly laid, definitely free range eggs. So, this weekend we should have plenty of free range eggs for all our guests, ranging in size from smallish to “MUM – it won’t fit in the box”. As usual we also have some limes fresh from the tree.
When you’re tucking into your morning breakfast enjoy the feeling of satisfaction and knowledge that research shows that a free range egg contains:
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2/3 more vitamin A
- Two times more omega-3 fatty acids
- Three times more vitamin E
- Seven times more beta carotene
Also research indicates that eggs are one of a small list of foods that are naturally rich in vitamin D. The USDA says supermarket eggs contain an average of 34 International Units per 100 grams. Tests of eggs from four pastured farms in Texas, Kansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania found that their eggs contained three to six times as much vitamin D as typical supermarket eggs. This means two scrambled eggs from pastured hens may give you 63 to 126 percent of the recommended daily intake of 200 IU of vitamin D.
I’ll bet that our eggs are at least as nutritious as the Kansas variety. Enjoy!!
Please note – We are very sorry to say that on the Friday morning of June long weekend 2017 we (I, me, Liz) discovered a Quoll in our chicken coop. Over the preceding months we had been losing both eggs and chooks and couldn’t figure out if it was a fox or a goanna or a python or our own dog or just that our chooks were footloose and fancy free? We now have just 4 chooks left… and they’re not laying. 🙁
Quolls are a native carnivorous marsupial and absolutely terrifying when trapped in a chicken coop…. They are also a threatened species so I guess it’s not all bad that we have been inadvertently feeding one.