Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Omega 3 eggs

Apparently all eggs are not equal. I mean I knew that on some level - organic vs. non-organic, different sizes, USDA grades etc. Bt once the kids turned one and eggs were ok'd by their pediatrician I brushed up on my egg knowledge.

Hens fed a special diet of flax seed, fish oils and/or kelp produce eggs high in omega 3 fats. Also direct heat destroys omega 3 fats but in boiled eggs these are protected. The kids rejected the egg white for a couple of months but accepted the yellow crumbled into their cereal. Now they eat up the pieces of egg white I put in front of them while preparing lunch/dinner.

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