Organic vs. Non-Organic Eggs—is it worth it?

Buying Organic eggs?  Ever wonder if it’s worth it?  I was at the market the other day and observed a young couple.  The female went to put some organic eggs into the cart when her significant other said, “Hold on now, why would be pay so much more for the same thing?”  I could tell the girl was disappointed and felt like she needed to defend what she wanted to do.  I tried to walk away and mind my own business but not until I put my organic eggs into my cart.  I understand times are tough and people have to cut corners but I believe that buying organic eggs is so worth it for me.  Firstly, eggs are a very healthy complete food.  One egg has most of the nutrients one needs to have optimal health.  The protein value is excellent in building strong muscle and it’s a great food for pregnant women and kids too.  In fact, I believe having organic eggs, let’s say as an omelet with vegetables for dinner, is much more economical than many other food choices and you will get much more bang for your buck nutritionally.  Also, I always feel full and satisfied after this type of meal and can go longer between meals which can also be argued as a great way to cut down on expenses and calories that would have been spent on snacking foods.

Organic eggs are always free-range.  These hens are always fed an organic diet.  The eggs are healthier with higher levels of Vitamin B, Folic Acid and higher Omega-3’s as well.  Non organic chickens, unless they are free range, may be and more often than not are usually kept in small cages and fed genetically engineered corn, animal by-products and antibiotics. The overuse of antibiotics can result in antibiotic resistance in humans and can contribute to overgrowth of yeasts and other unfriendly bacteria in the intestinal tract.  The farmers may also be using hormones which could further jeopardize our health and vitality in the long run.  The USDA organic standards are the strictest food production standards in the world and are regularly inspected by a third party. Also, organic means that the chickens can’t be fed food from genetically modified sources.  Lastly, by buying organic eggs I know I am going green as we like to do here at Purity Products, by supporting the organic farmers, and supporting a system which doesn’t pollute our environment further.

Sabrina Levin

Utilizing the same stringent standards it applies to products and customer service, Purity Products has made a standing commitment to environmental preservation and conservation.

One Comment

  1. sussi

    Is there know one out there that can answer my question. organic vs none organic egg. Yes egg nutrients differ on what the diet is of the chicken, but what about toxins. Has there been antibiotics / chemicals found in the egg itself, of course it would be in the meat of the chicken but im just wondering about the egg. what report has been done on this that i can read. thanks sussi

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