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Old 05-18-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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"Egglands Best" eggs

Are these eggs really better - superior to other eggs? I keep seeing commercials for them,

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Old 05-18-2006, 08:00 PM   #2
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I haven't noticed a difference.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Lori - if they really told the truth (that there wasn't really any significant difference between their eggs and any other eggs on the shelf) - would you be willing to pay the extra price?

Ironically - true free range eggs have a greater chance of containing the H5N1 "bird flu" virus than chickens producing eggs in cages in a highly controlled environment. Chickens out running amuck in the free open spaces will be exposed to the wild birds that carry the virus - the chicken in the controlled areas are not.

But - the free range egg/chicken guys don't tell your that, do they?

You might find this article by John Robbins (author of The Food Revolution) interesting.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:46 AM   #4
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I think this last post is a bit misleading. We have had no bird flu in this country so it is a bit of a moot point. Properly cooked chicken and eggs are perfectly safe to eat--just as would be required for safeguarding against salmonella. This is true even where the bird flu has been identified.
The part that is true that where the bird flu has been transmitted to domestic poultry it is in places in Europe and Africa that have been exposed to migrating birds from the east.
I think the only cases of bird flu in humans have come from people actually handling the birds--not from eating the meat or eggs.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:33 AM   #5
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Gretchen:

Michael didn't say anything about EATING the free range birds. Consider the poor farm hands that have to gather and process them.
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When I said better and superior, I meant, that in their commercials they say that they are healthier and higher in protein....I actually wasn't even aware that they were free range eggs.
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As a UK citizen, I have no knowledge of the adverts! But, I have only eaten organic, free-range eggs for the past ten years. More from a position of unhappiness at the unnatural way that battery-farmed chicks and eggs are raised and for the fact that they are much, much tastier than the insipid, pallid eggs with additives that are raised by battery farms.
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As with any premium product, there is a noticeable difference in side by side usuage and examination.
However, there are people out there who can't tell the difference between butter and margarine, so why buy the costlier product. Or are on a tight budget, or only use eggs in pancakes and brownie mix. To each his/her own.

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I think they definitely taste better.

I was wondering about their protein claim, too. ???

I used to buy them regularly until they got to be 3 times more expensive than store-brand eggs. Now I buy the cheaper eggs.

Eggland's Best has a brand that is not cage-free and one that is. I am referring to the former.
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:42 AM   #10
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I use Egglands Best and I like them. BTW I am not sure why people assumed these are free range. I don't see any claims like that on it's box. The claim they make is that it has 33% or so lower cholestrol than regular eggs. I am not sure how. I just like the packaging since I buy 18 of them at a time and I have never run into a single cracked egg yet.

I have also bought free range and ones that claim that the feed given to chicken was vegetarian. I found the yolks to be brighter and richer but nothing more from a flavor perspective.

I still miss eggs I use to eat back in India. They were warm and fresh and we bought them and made them the same day. There were no large or jumbo just small little eggs that were full of flavor.
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