Before Easter, there is an egg boom, everyone starts discussing the benefits of eggs and runs to buy them. And which eggs do you buy most often - in brown or white shells?
Before Easter, there is an egg boom, everyone starts discussing the benefits of eggs and runs to buy them. And which eggs do you buy most often - in brown or white shells? Does the color of the eggs influence your choice? Do you believe that brown (or white) eggs are healthier than eggs of a different color? Let's find out!
Eggs in white and brown shells are actually different, especially in price. Where do the different colors of eggs come from? Hens of different breeds lay eggs of different colors. White hens with white earlobes lay white eggs, while brown feathered hens with red earlobes lay brown eggs. There are other breeds of chickens that lay pale blue and variegated eggs, but they are rare. We are used to eating white and brown.
So, does the nutritional value of eggs of different colors differ? Answer: no! In taste and color, white and brown chicken eggs do not differ. True, brown-shell eggs usually cost a little more for some reason, although there is no difference between them.
Even if you compare the thickness of the shell of eggs of different colors - there is no difference. Of course, young hens lay eggs in stronger shells than older hens. But it's not about color.
Some people think that since brown-shelled eggs are more expensive, they must be more valuable. But it's not! It’s just that chickens with brown feathers are thicker than their white counterparts, so they need to be fed more, which, in fact, is not so profitable for chicken coop owners. And since the cost of feed is higher, the price of eggs is higher. True, there is still a small difference between homemade and store chickens. Eggs of domestic hens are usually brown, because domestic hens are of those breeds that lay eggs in a brown shell. And the yolk of such eggs is brighter, which is affected by more varied food. True, businessmen have learned to feed industrially grown chickens with carotenoids (fat-soluble plant pigments of yellow-red colors), such chickens also produce eggs with a bright yolk. But there is no additional benefit.
We only add that white eggs are best used for coloring for Easter, because. colors look brighter and clearer.
We offer you to get acquainted with different options for coloring eggs. For a step-by-step recipe with photos, click on the link title.