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Free-range Eggs are Better for your Health January 21, 2006 1:45 PM

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January 20, 2006
Free-range Eggs are Better for your Health
by Umut Newbury  

New research on free-range eggs provides more evidence that industrial agriculture is producing substandard food. Tests of eggs from four free-range flocks found that, compared to U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrient data for eggs from confinement production systems, the eggs from chickens raised on free range were much more nutritious — up to twice as rich in vitamin E, two to six times richer in beta carotene (a form of vitamin A) and four times richer in omega-3 fatty acids. And, the free-range eggs averaged only half as much cholesterol as the USDA data indicates for confinement-system eggs.

The testing was conducted by Skaggs Nutrition Laboratory at Utah State University and Food Products Laboratory in Portland, Ore., for Mother Earth News magazine.

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