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Want your own fresh eggs? Urban Chicken Coops for sale - Check them out on High Lonesome's Creations page. We will even sell a few pullets to get you started - no rooster, no crowing, just fresh eggs!

***Currently we are not open to the public,
 due to illness, changes and construction.***
A Superfood! They're what's good for ya! (and inexpensive)

HEALTHIER EGGS  EGG SAFETY TIPS


These are eggs in our nestbox - Americana and Black Sex-link chickens

 

Recent research has found that men and women who ate 2 eggs for breakfast as a part of their low calorie diet lost 65% more weight and had a 61% greater reduction in BMI. Eggs keep people more satisfied until their next meal.

Want more nutritious eggs in your diet? Find out what the hen was fed.

In fact, research has proven that better chicken feed results in better eggs.
** Free-range hens allowed to forage on barnyard plant food produce eggs that are lower in cholesterol than commercially-fed caged hens.

Studies comparing eggs from the average hen-laying factory with those of free-range chickens fed diets high in essential fatty acids showed the chicken on a healthier diet produced eggs higher in the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

NUTRITIP:
Eat Your Eggs

Because eggs are high in cholesterol, they have been lumped together with meat as nutritional no-nos. Wrong!  Most nutrition experts suggest that one egg three times a week can be part of a healthful diet.

 


The idea that eggs, as a source of saturated fats, are unhealthy and promote heart disease is a complete myth. While it's true that fats from animal sources contain cholesterol, this is not necessarily something that will harm you. On the contrary, the evidence clearly shows that eggs are one of the most healthful foods you can eat, and can actually help prevent disease, including heart disease.

An egg contains only two grams of saturated fat and 75 calories versus seven grams of saturated fat and 268 calories in a small (3.5 ounce), lean hamburger patty. Even though a hamburger may contain only 100 grams of cholesterol as compared with 210 grams in one large egg, most quarter-pound hamburgers contain four times as much saturated fat as the innocent egg. Eggs actually qualify for the "low in saturated fat" label.
More information on the health benefits of eggs. Click here

 


According to an article in the Mother Earth News,  most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture. Testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:

 1/3 less cholesterol
 1/4 less saturated fat
 2/3 more vitamin A
2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
 3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene

Lutein: The human body is better able to absorb eye-healthy lutein from eggs than from other dietary sources of the carotenoid, according to a study funded by the Agricultural Research Service and the Egg Nutrition Center in Washington, D.C.
Health Benefits from lutein:

 

  1. Protect your eyes. One of lutein's most talked about qualities is its ability to protect against cataracts and macular degeneration -- two of the most common age-related eye disorders in the United States. Lutein (along with zeaxanthin, another carotenoid) forms the yellow pigment of the retina and absorbs blue light, a harmful component of sunlight, says Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D. Researchers also suspect that lutein's antioxidant actions help to protect the eyes from light-induced oxidative damage.
  2. Protect your heart. A study conducted at the University of Southern California found that people with the highest levels of lutein had no increase in plaque in their arteries after 18 months. On the contrary, those with the lowest levels had increased plaque. Interestingly, when researchers covered human arteries (removed in surgery) with lutein, they attracted fewer white cells, which are part of the artery-clogging process, according to Dr. Weil.
  3. Protect your brain. The USDA's Human Nutrition Research Lab at Tufts University named spinach one of the five superfoods to keep your mind sharp. Why? Spinach is packed with lutein, which appears to help protect the aging brain.
  4. Protect your skin. Research suggests that 6-10 mg of lutein daily (along with other nutrients) may provide enough antioxidants to reduce oxidative damage to the skin.
  5. Fight cancer. Though conclusive studies are still being sought, lutein is thought to increase the death rate of cancer cells. It also appears to decrease the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors and may cause changes in the way DNA is repaired.
  6. Keep your lungs 'young.' People who eat the most lutein have "younger" lungs -- by one to two years -- than people who don't, according to research at the State University of New York at Buffalo. This finding is especially important for smokers.
  7. Fight arthritis. People with the highest levels of lutein were about 70 percent less likely to have arthritis of the knee, according to the National Institutes of Health.

EGG-SAFETY TIPS

To protect your family from food poisoning, follow these egg-safety tips:

~ Give each egg a check-up before purchasing. Examine the egg for cracks. Turn the egg over in the carton. If any eggs are stuck to the bottom of the carton, suspect cracks.
~ Don't wash eggs before storing them. Hens give their eggs what is called "bloom" - washing may remove that invisible protective coating (bloom) surrounding the shell, allowing bacteria to enter.
~ Wash hands (and utensils) thoroughly after handling raw eggs.
~ Cook eggs thoroughly. To kill the bacteria, fry an egg for three minutes per side, five minutes total for a poached egg, and seven minutes for a boiled egg. Cook until both yolk and egg white are firm. Scramble eggs until they're no longer runny. Sunny-side up eggs with runny yolks are risky.
~ Commercial egg products, such as eggnog, have been pasteurized and are therefore, at least theoretically, safe. Don't use raw eggs in recipes made at home.

When Mariann was on a Mission Trip in  Peru, their breakfast consisted of eggs with  runny whites! However, their prayer before they eat is always:
 
"Where God leads me I will follow. What God feeds me I will swallow"
 

~ Store eggs in the refrigerator in their original carton. This not only keeps the eggs from absorbing the aroma of other foods, it also keeps them out of those convenient little egg holders on the refrigerator door, where they don't belong. Door storage is too warm. (It works for butter, but not for eggs.) Storing them in the carton also keeps the eggs from absorbing the aroma of other foods.
~ Keep eggs and egg-containing foods refrigerated and avoid letting them set at room temperature for more than an hour.
~ If you're mixing raw eggs into recipes, such as cookie dough, avoid the temptation to let your child lick the bowl.
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~ If your eggs are fresh from the organic farm, with intact cuticles, and will be consumed within a few days, you can simply leave them on the counter or in a cool cupboard. The shelf life for an unrefrigerated egg is around 7 to 10 days.

When refrigerated, they'll stay fresh for 30-45 days. Keep this in mind when purchasing eggs from your grocery store, as by the time they hit the shelf, they may already be three weeks old, or older... USDA certified eggs will have a pack date and a sell-by date on the carton, so check the label. For more information about the date codes on your egg carton.
 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/02/why-does-this-commonly-vilified-food-actually-prevent-heart-disease-and-cancer.aspx?e_cid=20110902_DNL_art_1