Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Proof is the Yolk

One of my tool makers would always say "the proof is in the pudding". That adage can be applied to many things, and none so simple as the humble egg yolk. Perhaps this is why Dave Asprey discussed it in his Biohacking 101 Podcast.

There is nothing wrong with your monitor, one of these eggs has a different colored yolk. The lightly colored yolk in the upper left is a popular brand of USDA Certified Organic Omega-3 enhanced egg, while the other two are from a Pasture Raised eggs like those sold by Vital Farms.

If you refer to the Whole Foods Market guide to eggs, Organic eggs come from hens that only have access to the outside and are still fed an organic (grain) diet, while Pastured Raised eggs come from hens that have access to pasture where they eat grass, insects and small vertebrates.

Omega-3 enhanced eggs are not what they are all cracked up to be either. The most common way to increase the Omega-3 content of eggs is to feed hens flax seeds, but it turns out that Omega-3 enhanced eggs are higher in ALA and not higher in the EPA and DHA that we want.

Yes, the Pasture Raised eggs cost up to twice as much as the Organic eggs, which are even higher than the commercial eggs I ate few years ago. So, perhaps I do not eat eggs all that often. But when I do, I go for the good stuff.

Stay well engineered,


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