Egg Facts

Consumers come to us with concerns about a number of issues, especially dealing with their special diet needs. After many requests from consumers for a soy free egg, we researched how this could be done considering soy provides a significant part of the chicken's diet. The challenge then became the fact that there are not many certified organic products that could supplement the nutritional values present in soybeans.

Working with our nutritionist for some time and searching for approved organic ingredients the chickens enjoyed eating, we finally figured it out. By including a mix of organic grains and seeds including organic sunflowers, we were able to provide the nutrients needed for the optimal health and livability of the hen. The eggs were then sent in to see if in fact they were free of soy or the proteins found within it. The tests proved to show an absence of all soy protein inside of the egg!

We are excited to share with you this innovative new egg that will allow all people who have not been able to eat eggs because of soy allergies to do so. You can expect the same brilliant colored yolks, great taste and superior quality that you find in the rest of our organic eggs. We have also added whole flaxseed to the diet for high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids reaching levels of around 225mg and more. There is also up to five times the amount of Vitamin E found in regular eggs, which serves as a vital part of the body's antioxidant system. Whether you have soy allergies or just would like to try soy free product, these eggs are the perfect fit for your diet.

Health

The Nutrient-Rich Egg

Eggs are a naturally nutrient-dense food, which means they have a high proportion of nutrients to calories. One large egg has 70 calories and provides 13 essential nutrients in varying amounts. Eggs are an excellent source of choline and a good source of the highest quality protein and riboflavin. Many of the egg’s incredible nutrients are found in the egg yolk, including choline, folate, lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin D. The yolk also includes healthy monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats and almost half of the high-quality protein found in eggs.

Protein

One egg provides 6 grams of protein, or 12% of the Recommended Daily Value. eggs provide the highest quality protein found in any food because they provide all of the essential amino acids our bodies need in a near-perfect pattern. While many people think the egg white has all the protein, the yolk actually provides nearly half of it.

The high-quality protein in eggs helps you to feel full longer and stay energized, which contributes to maintaining a healthy weight. In fact, eggs eaten at the start of the day can reduce daily calorie intake, prevent snacking between meals and keep you satisfied on those busy days when mealtime is delayed.

Research indicates that high-quality protein may help active adults build muscle strength and middle-aged and aging adults prevent muscle loss. Consuming eggs following exercise is a great way to get the most benefits from exercise by encouraging muscle tissue repair and growth.

Choline and Pregnancy

Eggs are an excellent source of choline, a little-known but essential nutrient that contributes to fetal brain development and helps prevent birth defects. The National Academy of Sciences recommends increased choline intake for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Two eggs - including the yolks - contain about 250 milligrams of choline, or roughly half the recommended daily amount. The National Academy of Sciences recommends that pregnant women consume 450 milligrams of choline per day and that breastfeeding women consume 550 milligrams per day.

In addition to choline, eggs have varying amounts of three other nutrients that pregnant women need most. Eggs are a good source of the highest quality protein, which helps to support fetal growth. Eggs also have a B vitamin that is important for normal development of nerve tissue and can help reduce the risk of serious birth defects that affect the baby's brain and spinal cord development. The type of iron in eggs (a healthy mixture of heme and non-heme iron) is particularly well-absorbed, making eggs a good choice for pregnant and breastfeeding women who are at higher risk for anemia.

Gluten Free

Hens from Chino Valley Ranchers are not fed any wheat or wheat derivatives and therefore our eggs are considered gluten free.

Natural Ingredients Contained Within the Egg

  • Choline(23%DailyValue)is essential for the normal functioning of all cells, including those involved with metabolism, brain and nerve function, memory and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body. Choline also helps prevent birth defects and promotes brain and memory development in infants.
  • Selenium (23% Daily Value) acts as an antioxidant to protect the body from oxidative damage. Selenium works hand in hand with vitamin E to protect cell membranes from chronic damage.
  • Riboflavin (14% Daily Value) helps to produce energy in mitochondria of all the cells of the body.
  • Vitamin B12 (11% Daily Value) works with choline and folate for normal nerve cell function and cell division.
  • Phosphorus (10% Daily Value) is essential for healthy bones, teeth and cell membranes and is also required for energy production in the body.


Nutrient Content of One Large Egg   (raw, fresh 1,2)


NutrientWhole EggEgg WhiteEgg Yolk
Energycalories721755
Proteingrams6.33.62.7
Carbohydrategrams0.360.240.61
Total Fatgrams4.80.064.5
Monounsaturated Fatgrams1.802
Polyunsaturated Fatgrams100.72
Satured Fatgrams1.601.6
Trans Fatgrams0.0200.02
Cholesterolmiligrams1860184
Cholinemiligrams1260.4116
Riboflavinmiligrams0.20.150.09
Vitamin B12microgrm0.450.030.33
Folatemicrogrm24125
Vitamin DIU41037
Vitamin AIU2700245
Vitamin B6miligrams0.0900.06
Thiaminmiligrams0.0200.03
Vitamin Emiligrams0.500.44
Seleniummicrogrm15.46.69.5
Phosphorusmiligrams99566
Ironmiligrams0.880.030.46
Zincmiligrams0.650.010.39
Calciummiligrams28222
Sodiummiligrams71558
Potassiummiligrams695419
Magnesiummiligrams641
1 U.S Department of Agriculture Research Service, 2010, USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page: http://www.ars.usda.gov/nutrientdata
2 Discrepancies between nutrient levels in the white+yolk vs. the whole egg are due to sampling error.

Other reference sources:

Scientific American

Soy & Thyroid