How to Tell the Difference Between a Healthy Organic Egg and a GMO
Eating healthy is important, as our choice of diet can have a great impact on our health. Organic eggs are made by hens in farms that feed them with natural grains without added fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.
When you buy those eggs, you often look for them in the supermarket, but did you know that you have no guarantee that those eggs are actually free range? And another even more baffling fact is that you don't really know what is going on in those free range farms.
The product that you buy might say that it is free range, but the reality could be a lot different, for example, the hens that live on those farms could not be permitted to go outside, and the facilities they were located in could have artificial lighting.
Here's a useful way to spot a healthy egg yolk from those that aren't.
1. How to Spot a 100% Organic Egg
Many 'organic' products are deceiving you and that includes eggs. The best thing to do is to buy them from a local farm, where you know what the farmers are actually doing and where you can see the facilities.
And if that's not possible, you can follow an experiment that was made to show you how to tell if the eggs you're buying are organic.
The method to test if the eggs are really organic is easy, so just follow the instructions.
3. Carton Number One
The way to do it is to crack the egg and fry it. Then, look at the yolk to see which color it turns to as it gets fried.
This is the egg that was bought from a farmer at a local farm who claimed that the eggs were free range.
5. Carton Number Two
After a few seconds, its egg yolk was bright yellow.
6. The Last Carton
The packaging did not include any mention of the eggs being organic and you can see a difference in the color of the shells as opposed to the last other two eggs. These were the GMO eggs.
When this egg was cracked, its yolk also turned out to be bright yellow, like the previous one.
The reason for the difference in taste is in the foods that the hens eat. The free-range hens eat a mix of grain and grass and even, insects, while the chickens that produce non-organic eggs eat only GMO grain with additives and pesticides.
That's how you can test and see if your egg is really organic.
9. Orange Yolks
The more orange an egg is, the more healthy and nutritious it is, and according to research, organic eggs have less cholesterol and will help with high blood pressure.
10. Supporting Small Businesses
You now know that it is impossible to know whether the 'organic' eggs that you're buying at a local market or a bigger supermarket are what they claim to be.