Fresh Brown Eggs 40-50g
Fresh Brown Eggs 50-60g
Fresh Brown Eggs 60-70g
Fresh Brown Eggs 70+g
Fresh White Eggs 40-50g
Fresh WHITE Eggs 50-60g
Fresh WHITE Eggs 60-70g
Fresh WHITE Eggs 70+g
Types of Eggs
Standard White Egg
These eggs come from white hens that are typically raised in conventional housing systems. Conventional housing has been the standard for decades, but the Alberta egg industry has begun to transition away from conventional housing systems.
Standard Brown Eggs
These eggs come from brown hens that are typically raised in conventional housing systems. Conventional housing has been the standard for decades, but the Alberta egg industry has begun to transition away from conventional housing systems.
These eggs come from hens that are raised in furnished housing systems. Furnished housing provides more space (both floor space and height) for the hens to move around, while also providing a variety of enrichments, which allow the hens to express more natural behaviors. Enrichments include nesting boxes, perches, scratch pads and dust baths.
These eggs come from hens that are raised in free-run (barn or aviary) housing systems. Free-run systems allow the hens to roam freely within an enclosed barn, while also providing a variety of enrichment such as nesting boxes and perches.
These eggs come from hens that are raised in free-run (barn or aviary) housing systems, which also provide access to outdoor runs (when weather permits).
These eggs come from hens that are raised in free-range housing systems. The hens are only provided feed that has been certified organic, which means that it only contains ingredients that were grown without pesticides, herbicides or commercial fertilizer. Look for a certified organic symbol on the egg carton.
These eggs come from hens that were provided feed containing extra flax (up to 10-20%). As a result, the eggs laid by these hens contain more Omega-3 fatty acids.
These eggs come from hens that were provided feed containing only plant-based ingredients.
Eggs Nutrition & Calories
Egg Nutrition Facts
Eggs are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods. One large (53g) Grade-A egg contains 6g of protein and only 70 calories.
Eggs are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein, because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Amino acids are considered ‘building blocks for the body’ because they help form protein.
In addition to giving, you energy, your body uses the protein found in eggs to:
- build and repair body tissues and cells
- build and maintain healthy muscles
- grow strong hair and nails
- help fight infections
- help keep your body fluids in balance
To maintain a healthy, balanced diet, eating 1-3 servings of Meat and Alternatives every day, depending on age and gender. This includes a variety of protein sources, such as meat, poultry, fish, beans and eggs.
Eggs are not only an excellent source of high quality protein, but they also contain many vitamins and minerals:
Essential for building and repairing muscles, organs, skin, hair and other body tissues; needed to produce hormones, enzymes and antibodies; the protein in eggs is easily absorbed by the body
Carries oxygen to the cells; helps prevent anemia – the iron in eggs is easily absorbed by the body
Helps maintain healthy skin and eye tissue; assists in night vision
Strengthens bones and teeth; may help protect against certain cancers and auto-immune diseases
An antioxidant that plays a role in maintaining good health and preventing disease
Helps protect against heart disease
Helps produce and maintain new cells; helps prevent a type of anemia; helps protect against serious birth defects if taken prior to pregnancy and during the first three months of pregnancy
Works with Vitamin E to act as an antioxidant to help prevent the breakdown of body tissues
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
Maintains good vision; may reduce the risk of age-related eye disease, such as cataracts and macular degeneration
Plays a strong role in brain development and function
An egg a day is ok!
If you have been avoiding eggs because of concerns linking them to dietary cholesterol and coronary heart disease, it is time to reconsider. The latest research shows that dietary cholesterol, like what is in eggs, has very little effect on your blood cholesterol levels. Healthy adults can enjoy an egg every day without increasing their risk of heart disease.
Omega-3s are a type of polyunsaturated fat, or healthy fat, known to protect your heart. They are essential for good health, but our bodies do not naturally produce them, which is why we have to eat them from foods such as salmon, certain types of oils and nuts, and Omega-3 eggs.
Omega-3 eggs are produced by feeding hens a diet containing flaxseed, a known source of Omega-3. Flaxseed naturally contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant-based type of Omega-3 fatty acid.