Eggs: nature's nutritional wonder

Eggs are amazing! Crack open a freshly laid egg and you've got a gelatinous blob of yolk and white.  Cook it up, just about any way you please, and now you have something delicious to eat - and not only delicious, but easy for your body to digest and absorb, and absolutely packed with nutrition. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a more perfect, nutrient dense food on the planet. If you've ever looked at a newly hatched chick and thought about how it developed inside its shell, you have a picture of the incredible nutrient content of the egg. Everything the chick needed to develop into the fully formed bird - all the protein, vitamins, minerals, the whole shebang! - was present in the yolk and white of the egg when the hen laid it (except for the oxygen that comes in through pores in the shell during the incubation period). Everything the chick is made of - muscle, bones, organs, skin, feathers, beak, eyes, feet - all grew from the contents of that humble egg. And no waste was left over, either, showing how perfectly balanced all the nutrients in the egg are. Amazing.

When you eat an egg, you are eating ideal, complete nutrition. And don't worry about cholesterol, either. The notion that eating eggs will make your cholesterol level go up is a myth. Actually, along with numerous other health benefits, eating eggs can help your cholesterol go down. Here's a nice, brief article about eggs and health (note the caution suggested for certain individuals, such as diabetics).

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Eggs are even an excellent natural source of vitamin D, an essential nutrient that is not readily available in many foods.  This natural vitamin D is far better than that found in supplements.

For growing children, especially, you can't do better than eggs! If you can feed them eggs on a daily basis, you can pretty well rest assured that their nutritional needs are covered.

We are so glad to be able to provide this most healthy and nutritious of foods to our neighbors in need, and to help people start flocks of laying hens of their own.

Your support makes this work possible. With your help, more people in our community have nutritious meals on their tables today.