The results of the cage free egg versus battery cage egg taste test

Good day, everyone! Thanks for joining me today. I am enjoying my journey of learning how to live a more healthy lifestyle, and I’m happy that you’re enjoying it, too. I do feel a little behind the 8 ball on learning how to be more healthy. We started this journey as a family after Andy and I both quit smoking May of 2016, and I am definitely doing a lot of research right now about all kinds of food and supplements. I am totally intrigued by using food as medicine, and we are enjoying trying more and more vegetables made in different ways. The internet is a beautiful resource for all kinds of recipes and videos on how to cook most dishes; it’s like being a kid in a candy store that’s open 24/7. I must confess that I have not really been paying much attention to organic food versus non-organic food and what makes organic food better than normal food, or would that be mainstream food? I’m also researching plants that are GMO versus non-GMO, too.

But, squirrel, I’m off topic already, so back to the great egg debate. After a little bit of research, it seems to me that organic pasture raised eggs would have the best nutritional value as well as having that verified vegetarian diet. I got cage free organic eggs from Costco to try against just regular eggs. Cage free eggs are not optimal because the chickens usually do not get to go outside and peck like pasture raised chickens. Cage free chickens might be kept inside all of the time, and they just have a bigger area to roam around in than the traditional very small battery cage.

I hard boiled my two eggs because I’ve been on a hard boiled egg kick eaten with a half of an avocado or on a salad. I cooked the eggs in the same copper pot, and I cooked them both for 17 minutes after seeing small bubbles appear, so probably around 190 degrees. I cooled them both off together by putting them into a bowl of ice water, and I shelled them at the same time. I cut both of them in half and did a side by side comparison, and the cage free organic egg looked slightly darker on the yellow and more blindingly white. The cage free egg is at the top of the pic. It was really very hard to tell the two eggs apart. I was expecting more of a color difference. Andy and I both tried them, and we couldn’t really tell a difference. The organic egg did remind me of exactly what I expected an egg to taste like which made the other egg more tasteless if that makes sense. It’s time to do the research again on the nutritional value of the organic egg. I see the cartons at the grocery store saying there is a 25% difference in favor of the organic egg. Let’s see.

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  1. Hope W. | 12th Jan 17

    I saw earlier that you were going to try this taste test, so I had to come back and find out the results. I’m surprised there isn’t more of a difference. Personally, I love the “healthy” look of an organic, free-range egg. Brown preferably, not white eggs. I haven’t eaten a “store brand,” chicken-house egg in years. My dad has chickens, too, and I’ve eaten lots of those eggs. The store ones just seem so … “anemic” to me now, if that makes sense. Anyway, thanks for sharing! I’m enjoying learning with you while you’re on this journey!

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