Decoding Eggs: The Real Difference Between Cage-Free, Free-Range, Omega-3 and More

Ever feel confused in the dairy aisle when buying eggs? You’re not alone. With so many different types of eggs available today, it got us questioning: What’s the difference? Sure, some are more expensive, but does that mean they are nutritionally superior? And what exactly does cage-free, free-range and omega-3 really mean? And are brown eggs really any different than white eggs?

To get to the bottom of the great egg mystery, we consulted with Kristin Kirkpatrick, R.D., nutritionist at the Cleveland Clinic, who says there are pros and cons to having so many varieties in the egg aisle:

The pro is that the consumer now had a lot of choices when it comes to egg consumption, specifically in regards to what happens before the egg is layed (feed, living environment, treatment, etc.) The con is that, with so many egg labeling terms, many people are confused as to what they are actually getting.

Take a look at the truth behind so many different kinds of eggs:

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    • miinxi

      why would you not buy certified humane eggs? your extra $1 or $2 is saving an animals life. wouldnt you pay that towards a human life if it was the same choice? why are animals less than humans? they still think, feel, and breathe like we do.