Quiz: Nutritional Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

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    Aug 27, 2014 1:39 AM GMT
    NYT: There is no discernible difference in nutritional value, said Tro V. Bui, a visiting fellow in animal science at Cornell University. Brown eggs in general may have more omega-3 fatty acids, but the difference is tiny, he said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/science/dont-judge-them-by-their-shells.html?ref=health
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    Aug 27, 2014 3:37 PM GMT
    I believe it. I did notice at Trader Joe's that the "healthier eggs" (cage free, organic, etc.) are brown. Plus they look cool.

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    Aug 27, 2014 8:09 PM GMT
    Colored eggs come from colored hens. Any difference in nutrition is explainable by the tiny genetic differences between breeds (which is tiny).

    The ubiquitous white eggs are no less nutritious. There's just more of them, because the Leghorn breed (which produces white eggs) is bred to be particularly large and have more frequent ovulation...just the type of animal you want if you're a factory depending upon volume.
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    Aug 27, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    And about Trader Joe's: there's few things more organic than bullshit.

    Either way you look at it, if you're eating animal products, you're eating from an animal that's been enslaved for human consumption. Are these free-range, grass-fed, Pilates-exercised bird-of-paradise hens with memory-foam-laced roosts? It's still an animal that's going to be chopped up in a bloody grinder after having its unfertilized eggs stolen daily from them. And free range is bullshit.

    The only people who can claim moral high ground are vegans.
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    Aug 27, 2014 9:09 PM GMT
    Good to see a NYT link useful to me. I always suspected the difference was minute (we're not talking brown vs. white BREAD) but now I suppose it's confirmed.

    mickeytopogigio saidThe only people who can claim moral high ground are vegans.

    Raw vegans. Who wear hemp shoes and drive cars with cloth seats. MAYBE.
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    Aug 27, 2014 11:20 PM GMT
    and knit their own muesli
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    Aug 28, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    Brown eggs taste better to me for some reason. Also, I've noticed the free range, grain fed eggs have a deeper yellowish/orange yolk and are supposed to have more omega-3's. I think it's similar to eating free-range, grain fed beef.
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    Aug 28, 2014 1:42 AM GMT
    If you have eaten free range eggs in third world countries compared to eggs here in the states, there is a difference in aroma and taste.
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    Aug 28, 2014 6:53 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidAnd about Trader Joe's: there's few things more organic than bullshit.

    Either way you look at it, if you're eating animal products, you're eating from an animal that's been enslaved for human consumption. Are these free-range, grass-fed, Pilates-exercised bird-of-paradise hens with memory-foam-laced roosts? It's still an animal that's going to be chopped up in a bloody grinder after having its unfertilized eggs stolen daily from them. And free range is bullshit.

    The only people who can claim moral high ground are vegans.


    Very true about free range and cage free being bullshit. Often those hens are still debeaked and stuffed into houses with other hens with a door to the outside none of them can access. The only humane eggs are "pasture" eggs. The ones i get from whole foods guarantee 108 square feet per bird outside.
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    Aug 28, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    You don't get rennet from pigs but you can get a component of rennet (pepsin) and you don't transplant pig hearts into humans.
    You can get vegetarian rennet but that's where the appropriate enzymes were cloned from animals and put into bacteria. I'm not actually sure if that counts as vegetarian actually.
    And insulin isn't from pigs any more but it used to be. Today it's cloned human insulin and I think it's cloned into yeast.

    The poster forgot the most important thing: Gummy bears!
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    Aug 28, 2014 7:20 PM GMT
    Love gummy bears but this is RJ so we cannot utter it!