Written by: Brittany Olson
These days, selecting from the wide variety of egg carton labels can be a
daunting task: cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, certified organic, brown
vs. white and the list goes on. What does it all mean and is one option
healthier than the others? This post demystifies all the egg jargon out there.
Does The Color Of The Eggshell Matter??
Chicken eggs can be brown, white, blue or green and is purely based on the
genetics of the hen laying the eggs. Therefore, the color of an egg is
unrelated to the nutritional benefit and does not influence the taste
Unlike the shell color, not all labels are created equal; labels provide insight
into the humane treatment of the chickens and the nutritional benefits of the
eggs in the carton. Check out the diagram below for the most common egg
labels and their nutritional benefits.