Does the type of eggs matter? Does the type of eggs matter?

starting strength gym
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 56

Thread: Does the type of eggs matter?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    13

    Default Does the type of eggs matter?

    • texas starting strength seminar september 2020
    • wichita falls texas december seminar 2020
    Mark,

    I just watched your podcast with Stan and in it you mentioned how cheap eggs were.

    This got my attention because we have been buying the organic, free-range, etc. ones thinking we needed to do so to get good nutrition and no "bad stuff", unfortunately this type of egg is far from cheap.

    My question is do you have any guidance on what foods to pay a premium for and which you can buy anything. In our house buying "regular" vs orgainic eggs would
    save $500/yr, but that is not worth it if there are health or nutrition compromises for doing so.

    Thank you.

    Bob ewell

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    North Texas
    Posts
    42,229

    Default

    If you eat 8 at a time like I do, you learn to deal with the cheap ones.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    78

    Default

    If there is a poultry processing plant hatchery near you go make friends with them

    They candle the eggs to verify there only one yolk in each egg
    They will give you the double yolk ones if you make friends with them, because they canít sell them

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Village of Afton, Virginia
    Posts
    690

    Default

    It's not whether the eggs are "regular" or organic. It's how the chickens live, chickens that spend the day in a field eating greens and bugs, have a stronger taste and thicker yokes. If you're getting the eggs from a store, it's unlikely, whatever the box claims, that the chickens spent the day in the grass. For me, it's less "regular" or organic, but how the chickens live their life, quality of life is more important then being organic. Just because I kill and eat them doesn't mean they shouldn't have happy lives up to that point.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    187

    Default

    I believe that if they don't say 'pastured', then they are all the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobEwell View Post
    Mark,

    I just watched your podcast with Stan and in it you mentioned how cheap eggs were.

    This got my attention because we have been buying the organic, free-range, etc. ones thinking we needed to do so to get good nutrition and no "bad stuff", unfortunately this type of egg is far from cheap.

    My question is do you have any guidance on what foods to pay a premium for and which you can buy anything. In our house buying "regular" vs orgainic eggs would
    save $500/yr, but that is not worth it if there are health or nutrition compromises for doing so.

    Thank you.

    Bob ewell

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    401

    Default

    Youre not killing them youre just eating the eggs and once you start thinking about the "quality of life "of a chicken youre probably ready to be a Vegan anyway,lol

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Posts
    13

    Default

    What I really am trying to find out is when the quality of eggs(or meat, or checken, etc) make a difference, not so much if they are different.

    As an example that is somewhat off topic but illustrates the basis of my question is the idea that eating fats doesn't create fat. So in this
    case what you ingest, and how your body processes and uses it is different than I would have expected. Fat in doesn't create body fat.

    Applying the above to eggs or other foods I am not sure when the "quality" of the food actually matters because if the body doesn't "process" an
    organic, free range egg any differently than one from a mass hatchery it doesn't seem to make sense to pay up to $5/dozen when the others are
    available for less than $5.00.

    So are there foods such as eggs, red meat, chicken, rice and other staples of a training diet where it might be worth paying a premium for organic, non gmo
    no hormones, etc.?

    thank you

    Bob

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Village of Afton, Virginia
    Posts
    690

    Default

    Is there a USDA definition of "Pastured" or is it nothing more then a marketing term?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    220

    Default

    This guy has a few videos about eggs. I have a hard time paying for expensive eggs.

    YouTube

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    187

    Default

    starting strength coach development program
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Boggs View Post
    Is there a USDA definition of "Pastured" or is it nothing more then a marketing term?
    I dont know that answer...what I do know is that a dozen pastured eggs are typically at Publix 3-4x more expensive than almost anything else. Now, they have more orange, and larger yolks, and I'd imagine a blind taste test, there's a little bit of a difference.

    But, if you eat lots of eggs, I just don't think there's TOO MUCH of a difference in any other 'type' of egg vs pastured.

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •