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What's the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

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  • Around 762 billion eggs are sold in the U.S. every year, and the U.S. is the largest egg-producing country in the world
  • Chickens laying white eggs are usually white and have white earlobes, while brown eggs are most often laid by dark-feathered hens with red earlobes
  • White eggs are more cost effective for chicken growers, egg producers, grocery stores and consumers, but the cost nutritionally is high
  • Dietary cholesterol from eggs pose no threat to your health, and eggs are actually good for you, as the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines acknowledged

By Dr. Mercola

Egg production in the U.S. is pretty impressive: 50 billion eggs per year, but unfortunately that large number is achieved through the use of industrial agriculture, namely concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).


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