I’m continuing my conversation on local food and this time I’m talking about eggs and their ever multiplying labels. There are so many different labels on eggs, and I for one find it all really confusing. What do they mean and what’s worth the extra money? (Hint: local and organic is/are worth it).
I’m totally guilty of this. I’d spend the extra 25 cents on cage-free eggs, instead of the extra 50 cents on the organic. Mostly because I always assumed that they were pretty much the same thing. Well, I was WRONG.
All cage-free means, is apparently, that the chickens don’t live in cages (according to Mark Bittman in his book ‘How To Cook Everything’). It doesn’t mean that they get to be outside and it has nothing to do with what kind of feed they eat. It just means that they don’t live in “cages”. Buyer beware!
What kinds of eggs do you buy? And I don’t mean which ones do you think you should be buying, I mean, which ones do you actually buy? Tell me!
There are a few ways to tell if an egg is fresh or not. Here are two. The color of the yolk (you want it to be more orange and less yellow). And the whites are thick and don’t spread out that much when you crack it.
Learning, learning. Everyday.
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