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Organic Eggs?

Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

I know that this is just my opinion but to me “organic” food is no better than the non-organic. I think it is just marketing to charge more for the same shit.

I would think that the fact that they are eating natural things versus whatever mass produced hens are fed would affect the nutrient content of the eggs in the same way that a cow feeding on grass versus what they are normally fed when mass produced.

Organic doesn’t necessarily mean anything, just they’ve been fed organic shit instead of regular shit they get fed. Still can be a closed feeding operation. Cage-free just means they have access to the outside, doesn’t mean they’ll actually go outside.

The only way to be sure if the eggs are good is to get them from a farmer that you’ve seen how the chickens are raised. Otherwise I wouldn’t pay extra for it.


You tell me…

[quote]BSC819 wrote:

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

I know that this is just my opinion but to me “organic” food is no better than the non-organic. I think it is just marketing to charge more for the same shit.[/quote]

Obviously, I mean stuff was meant to grow from the beginning of time with tons of chemicals on them :wink:

How is “pastured” defined as different from “organic?”

pastured tend to be organic, but not necessarily, but they are also known to eat grubbs/bugs which is what they will eat naturally

organic means given organic feed, but grain can be organic and given to them.

Omega-3 eggs tend to come form chicken fed flax seeds to increase omega content

Don’t forget that even if you know the farmer, know the chickens are in the pasture, and know they are fed organic feed, they still breath tons of pollution and pollution is rained down upon them and their feed. So it pretty much screwed as far a toxic substances go but I would still recommend knowing the farmer and buying the pasture raised organic eggs locally over not knowing where the you food came from at all

http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

This is probably the most comprehensive report out there to help you choose which “organic” eggs are worth the price vs which are not.

Unfortunately for me I have very limited access to the best eggs off this list :frowning:

[quote]BSC819 wrote:

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

I know that this is just my opinion but to me “organic” food is no better than the non-organic. I think it is just marketing to charge more for the same shit.[/quote]

what?

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
pastured tend to be organic, but not necessarily, but they are also known to eat grubbs/bugs which is what they will eat naturally

organic means given organic feed, but grain can be organic and given to them.

Omega-3 eggs tend to come form chicken fed flax seeds to increase omega content[/quote]
Agreed… chickens naturally eat bugs, worms, etc, so if you buy organic eggs or whatever, you have to know that the farmer is feeding them their natural diet.

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

As with all so called organic foods this is nothing more than a way to get you to pay more money for the same thing. Organics have been tested in the lab and it is found that while they are not an inferior product… they do not contain anything extra that non-organic has.

[quote]ndiddy85 wrote:
http://www.cornucopia.org/organic-egg-scorecard/

This is probably the most comprehensive report out there to help you choose which “organic” eggs are worth the price vs which are not.

Unfortunately for me I have very limited access to the best eggs off this list :([/quote]

That’s an awesome link thanks. I’ve read so much about how organic and free range and stuff can mean nothing for eggs in the supermarket it’s nice to have this kind of info. As I and other posters have stated the best eggs are from a farmer that you can get to know and see how their operation works.

[quote]Tech-Junkie wrote:

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

this is false and outdated. Organic produce has been shown
to have higher micronutrient countts

not too mention, do you honestly think ingesting more chemicals than necessary is a good idea?

As with all so called organic foods this is nothing more than a way to get you to pay more money for the same thing. Organics have been tested in the lab and it is found that while they are not an inferior product… they do not contain anything extra that non-organic has.[/quote]

[quote]Tech-Junkie wrote:

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

As with all so called organic foods this is nothing more than a way to get you to pay more money for the same thing. Organics have been tested in the lab and it is found that while they are not an inferior product… they do not contain anything extra that non-organic has.[/quote]

Recent review article on this very subject.

More than anything, the chemicals of concern will tend to be fat-soluble, so butter, fatty meats, and whole eggs might be something that you would want to consider buying organic.

Try a few different kind of eggs though, and see which ones you like best…look for a big, colorful yolk, along with an eggwhite that sticks together and doesn’t just run all over the pan.

FWIW, my favorite eggs aren’t organic, but mainly because it’s too small an operation to justify getting it certified (Phil’s Fresh Eggs)

[quote]Bonesaw93 wrote:

[quote]Tech-Junkie wrote:

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

As with all so called organic foods this is nothing more than a way to get you to pay more money for the same thing. Organics have been tested in the lab and it is found that while they are not an inferior product… they do not contain anything extra that non-organic has.[/quote]

Recent review article on this very subject.

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Thanks, I will email this to the Critical Thinking website I heard about this from to see what they think.

[quote]Tech-Junkie wrote:

[quote]Bonesaw93 wrote:

[quote]Tech-Junkie wrote:

[quote]Damici wrote:
Does anyone know if organic eggs are necessarily any better in terms of nutrient content, balance of fats, lack of anything toxic, or any other measure?

I know some things are worth buying in organic/natural form (grass-fed beef, for example, certain veggies) and some aren’t (other veggies that aren’t on the “Dirty Dozen” list, for example, such as broccoli).

Any thoughts on organic versus non-organic eggs?

Thanks.[/quote]

As with all so called organic foods this is nothing more than a way to get you to pay more money for the same thing. Organics have been tested in the lab and it is found that while they are not an inferior product… they do not contain anything extra that non-organic has.[/quote]

Recent review article on this very subject.

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Thanks, I will email this to the Critical Thinking website I heard about this from to see what they think.[/quote]

critical thinking? how about logical thinking

Thanks for all the input/feedback.

Seeing the picture of that bright orange yolk next to the others is rather telling.

And that Cornucopia link is great!