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Myth vs Reality: Are brown eggs more nutritious than white eggs?

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 17 July 2019, 11:19 AM
Myth vs Reality: Are Brown eggs more nutritious than white eggs?
Myth vs Reality: Are Brown eggs more nutritious than white eggs?

Eggs are probably the most affordable and convinient source of essential nutrients. On popular trend that is taking over the groccery market is brown eggs and the myth goes that the brown ones are organically grown and are a better sources of muscle-building protein. 

Here's decoding poultry jargons about brown and white eggs,eggs from caged or non-cages birds for you so you can buy the best possible egg from the section.

What Is the Difference between Brown and White Eggs?

Colour of the shell is simply a genetic trait of hens that lay eggs, much like humans. The  shell colour and the nutrient quotient of the egg are no way related to each other. The different eggshell colors come from pigments the hens produce. The main pigment in brown eggshells is called protoporphyrin IX. It is made from heme, the compound that gives blood its red color.

Just remember to cook them thoroughly. Both eeggs are equally vulnerable to raw-food pathogens like salmonella. Just remember to cook them thoroughly. Donot get to the trap of over-priced brown eggs

Although brown eggs are slightly higher in omega-3 content than the white ones but the difference is too minuscule. The protein and cholesterol content of both the eggs are equal although they taste different and brown one comes with darker yolk are are bigger in size.

First Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 09:07 AM
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