Improved Eggs

We may define the ideal egg as an egg that is free of cholesterol and pathogens and that contains the desired nutraceuticals of interest. An improved egg may be one containing less cholesterol and a more ideal fatty acid composition. One improved egg that was introduced in the marketplace is the EggsPlus® egg. Because of dietary manipulation of the hens, including flax seed feeding, EggsPlus® eggs have double the typical amount of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and markedly more linolenic and docosahexaenoic acids, which are both omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. The polyunsaturated fatty acid (w-6 and w-3) content of these eggs is triple that of traditional eggs.

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