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Picture: Tiger, Care2 Founder and CEO Randy Paynter’s Amerecauna, with one of her eggs, along with a brown egg from another hen.
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The following article has been adapted from 'Are Blue Eggs Lower in Cholesterol?'
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  BLUE EGGS: What's the truth?
  CLAIM: Higher protein, lower cholesterol.
  TRUTH: The opposite!
Results from 2 yrs' of testing show that Araucana eggs are significantly lower in protein and are consistently higher in cholesterol levels than other eggs.
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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT EGGS IN GENERAL
- EGG PROTEIN is said to be the highest quality food protein known, second only to mother’s milk
- Eggs provide CHOLINE, essential for brain and memory functions
- EGG YOLKS contain Vitamin D, fat, cholesterol, and a lot of important nutrients, including carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, B12 and pantothenic acid
- EGG WHITES contain most of the protein.
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A NOTE ON CHOLESTEROL
An increasing body of scientific research is showing that the real offender in raising blood cholesterol levels is actually saturated fat in food, not cholesterol in food. In fact, the American Heart Association has changed its guidelines on eggs to say that there is no longer a specific recommendation on the number of egg yolks a person may consume in a week.
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HISTORY OF ARAUCANA -The name Araucana is derived from the Arauca province of northern Chile, a part of South America that was never conquered by the Spaniards.
AUSTRALIAN ARAUCANA -In Australia the majority of the Araucanas are not rumpless... known as the "Easter Egg Chicken" due to the fact that they have lost a lot of the features of the original breed except the egg colouring and ear tufts.
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LINKS:
The Ameraucana Club of America http://www.araucana.net/ 
Crested Breeds Club of Australia http://www.crestedbreeds.com/ 


 

 
 
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