Traditional Cooking Tip: Traditional cooks only use eggs from pasture raised chickens.

I am so lucky when it comes to eggs. A friend of mine raises chickens and I buy my eggs directly from her. I love her eggs. I don’t just get chicken eggs, but also turkey eggs and sometimes goose eggs. Here’s a short clip of Fountain Spring Farm. This was 2 years ago and has greatly expanded now to include a cow, a goat, a pig, and peacocks (and yes I get their eggs too).

What’s the best egg? Traditional cooks, that is cooks that use traditional, “old fashioned” methods of cooking and baking, only use pasture-raised eggs. Cage free may sound impressive but, well, not so much. Check this out!

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What’s the difference between pasture raised and cage free? Pasture raised must have at least 108 square feet of outdoor space to roam. Cage free have less than 1 square foot of space, typically inside.

Other reasons to buy pasture raised eggs? When compared with eggs from chickens fed traditional feed, pasture raised eggs have…

  • twice as much omega-3 fat
  • three times more vitamin D
  • four times more vitamin E
  • seven times more beta-carotene

What about other eggs?

Here is a picture comparing different types of eggs, along with a scale. Always buy the best eggs you can afford. It’s worth paying a little more for good quality eggs.

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Here, Dr. Sam Robbins discusses the different types of eggs, and which one to buy.

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