Organic Eggs

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated January 13, 2016)

How does someone make an egg organic? Is there even a difference between organic eggs and regular eggs? These are only two of the many questions that those who are not into the whole organic food scene have when it comes to organic eggs. After all, its easy to understand what makes fruits and vegetables organic, but how exactly does an organic egg come about? That just makes your head spin, unless you know the answer.

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about organics eggs, and their answers. These questions, and their answers, are designed to help you understand organic eggs, and if they are right for your personal use.

  • What is an organic egg? Simply put, an organic egg is an egg that has been laid by hens that have been feed a special "organic" feed. Unlike many types of feed, organic feed generally will not have any special antibiotics, and additional hormones that promote health and growth among the chickens. In addition, this feed is typically grown in the same manner as most other types of organic produce, free of any herbicides, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers.
  • Is there a difference between organic eggs regular eggs? Primarily the main difference between organic eggs and regular eggs lies in the coloring of the eggshells. Organic eggs, for some reason, typically have a brown shell; regular eggs will usually have a white shell. According to many health professionals, there is no significant health difference between organic eggs and regular eggs.
  • Do organic eggs taste better than regular eggs? There is no hard and fast rule for whether organic eggs taste better than regular eggs. The answer to this question is something that is totally up to personal preferences. In many taste tests, people cannot really tell the difference between the two types of eggs, but there are also many people that will swear that organic eggs are simply the better tasting choice.
  • Is the color of organic eggs different than regular eggs? Organic eggs will usually have a brighter colored yolk than regular eggs. Whether this actually affects the taste is still open for debate, but it will definitely make for a dramatic change when you see it for the first time.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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