Ethical local egg suppliers in Cornwall.
The people of Cornwall alone consume around 100 million eggs each year. Then there's the additional amount consumed by our visitors. We have the choice between caged egg suppliers (above) and locally sourced suppliers who treat their hens with dignity and care. There is also a considerable nutritional difference between caged and free-range which may suprise you.
Below is a list of ethical local egg suppliers in Cornwall. If you know of more, let me know and I'll add them.
A comparison of nutritional data for caged versus free range eggs found, on average, the free range eggs had:
- Twice as much omega-3 fatty acids.
- Three times more vitamin E.
- Seven times more pro-vitamin A beta-carotene.
- A quarter less saturated fat.
- A third less cholesterol.
Other tests have demonstrated that pastured eggs have up to six times more essential vitamin D than regular supermarket eggs. They have also been shown to have significantly more B vitamins than a factory egg.
Egg yolks are also a known source of lutein and zeaxanthin, but the pale, watery yellow yolks in eggs from caged chickens, fed the waste products of the grain industry, contain very little.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are two important antioxidants for the health of your eyes. They help to protect the delicate macula region of your eye from damaging UV and high-intensity blue light.
If you’d like to protect your vision as well as improve your overall health, look for the deep yellow/orange yolks you’ll find in real free range eggs.
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