The color of an egg yolk says a lot about the health of the chicken who laid it, and for most of our breakfasts, the diagnosis is less than ideal.
Most of the hens their entire life do not even see the sun, they are closed for 24 hours a day in a cage. Neither the “domestic production” does not guarantee that the hen coasted popcorn in the backyard. Do you want to be sure, see this yolk.
Most eggs purchased in the store look like a yolk in the middle – a thin, pale yellow yolk reveals that the hen didn’t eat healthy.
Although it seems strange, thick dark orange yolk is one of the best. “Free-range hens have the opportunity to eat more pigmented foods, and this pigment is transferred to the yolk,” says Dr. Hilary Shallo Thesmar, director of food safety programs for the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).
While macronutrients (protein and fat) remain the same regardless of yolk color, darker colored yolks indicate the presence of xanthophylls and omega-3 fatty acids in the hen’s diet. Xanthophylls are found in dark leafy greens like spinach, kale and collards, as well as in zucchini, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in flax seeds and sea kelp.
Ultimately, by eating free-range eggs, a man gets more vitamin A, D and E and in a form that he can be easiest to use. In addition, a healthy egg is richer in beta-carotene and omega 3 fatty acids.