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Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Tell Me Why |

Are Brown Eggs Better than White Eggs?

Are Brown Eggs Better than White Eggs?

Some people say that brown-shelled eggs are more wholesome and nutritious to eat. Other people prefer white-shelled eggs. The truth is that the color of the shell has nothing to do with the food value or the flavor of the egg. These qualities depend on a variety of factors (such as the food eaten by the hen), but egg color is not one of them.

Many of the chickens commonly found in backyard coops are brown egg-producers. But it’s not the color of the egg that accounts for the better taste. Rather, it’s the feed that was given to the chicken. Feed plays a big role in the color of the yolk and taste of the egg.

The color of an egg is not an indicator of quality. When it comes to taste and nutrition, there is no difference between white and brown eggs. Despite the fact that they’re often more expensive, brown eggs aren’t any better for you than white eggs, and vice versa.

The coloring of the shell depends on the breed of the chicken. Leghorn and Minorca hens lay white-shelled eggs. Most other chickens lay brown-shelled eggs, but the Araucana hens of South America lay blue-shelled eggs.

Content for this question contributed by Mary Jo Krause, resident of, York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA