White Eggs vs Brown Eggs: the Chicken’s diet.. & color of their ears?

Fun facts to know for your next cocktail party..

If you have wondered what the difference is between brown eggs and white eggs at the grocery store, the mystery is solved with this link to understanding all kinds of background scoop!  In general, their nutrients are the same, so while brown eggs are typically more expensive, they are not very different as it relates to eggs you eat.  The difference in cost has more to do with their diet: “Brown eggs are more expensive than white eggs because it costs more money to feed the chickens that produce the brown eggs. These hen breeds require more energy to lay their eggs and in turn, they will eat more and require larger amounts of food.”

While both brown and white eggs in general offer the same nutritional content from high protein to vitamins & minerals, hens who feed on a diet rich with omega-3s and vitamin D will produce eggs that are higher in those nutrients.  This is where you can research the brands of eggs and what they are promoting in their marketing.

I do love the fact that chicken ears come into play here: “Interestingly enough, the color of a hen’s ears is an indicator of what color egg they will produce. White-feathered chickens with similarly light colored earlobes lay white eggs, while chickens with reddish-brown feathers, and dark earlobes to match, lay brown eggs.”

Guess what – I have not made this into a spoiler-alert, so enjoy taking a closer look because there are more fun facts to explore in this link about Brown Eggs Vs White Eggs