What makes an egg Organic ?
Although their physical appearances are the same, there are important differences between an industrial egg and an organic egg:
Even if the chickens are not sick, antibiotics might be applied to them in industrial production sites. Antibiotics pass to egg from chicken, and to human from egg, therefore causes a global health problem: Antibiotic resistance. In order to point this danger out directed at the public health, World Health Organization calls all the world to act and take responsibilities about this matter.
In industrial egg production sites, chickens are nourished with forage which includes chemical pesticides and insecticides in its production. In Kor Eggs, our chickens are nourished only with one hundred percent organic, GDO-free forage.
Chickens love eating soy and corn. But mostly they include GDO, therefore we are not feeding our chickens with the products which we also do not use in our family.
Goal of organic agriculture is reducing the environmental pollution, first condition of healthy life is preserving the land health, and using the precious sources like water carefully.
Is Organic Egg expensive?
In fact, organic eggs are quite economic. Despite being a bit more expensive than the industrial eggs; everyone would afford the difference between to eat organic, natural and healthy eggs.
Egg and Health: Egg is the only food after human milk which contains all the things that a human needs for nourishment. Considering that it is the essence of a new life, it is not that surprising for it to have a high nourishing value
Does Egg Increase Cholesterol?
In the white part of an egg, there is no cholesterol and fat but the yellow part only includes 213mg cholesterol. It is thought that the cholesterol in food causes direct increase in the blood cholesterol and for this reason, egg is taken away from all diets and consumed lightly. In fact, blood cholesterol is mostly produced by the body. Cholesterol is a fat-like material which is synthesized in the bodies of all humans and animals. It is required for the isolation of nerve fibers, providing firmness of the cell wall, synthesis of vitamin D, formation of various hormones and digestion secretions.
With the scientific works performed, it is discovered that in regulation of blood cholesterol, the diet, genetical properties and lifestyle is important.
If you do not have the disorder of cholesterol metabolism, if you are consuming all food groups in enough and balanced amounts, if you are at ideal weight, physically active and not smoking, there is no need to worry about high choleserol levels of egg.
What Is the Nutritive Power of Egg?
Egg contains the best quality of protein among all food types. Because in the protein of egg, there are “essential aminoacids” which are not synthesized in human body and must be taken externally. It has a high digestibility, most of it is used by the body and it can transform into body proteins.
Experts are suggesting such consumption of protein in a balanced and adequate diet that half of it should be of animal origin for the children who are in a fast growth and development. For this reason, egg has a crucial place in child nourishment as a source of protein.
What is the Content of Egg?
Egg contains mostly the group A, D, E and B vitamins, also contains other vitamins in important proportions too.
Vitamin A in the yellow part of egg is required for eyes, bone growth and teeth too. It helps body cells to develop. It provides protection against infections for the health of digestive and respiratory system
Vitamin D helps human body to use calcium. Yellow part of the egg is one of the few food types which provide vitamin D and provided that enough sun rays have been received, egg prevents the formation of bone disorders in children caused by the deficiency of vitamin D.
Egg is also rich in terms of vitamin E. Vitamin E protects our body against harmful matters due to its preventive effect against oxidation. Vitamin group B is needed to transform some types of food into energy. Egg is especially rich in terms of B2. This vitamin is also needed for skin and eye health. Also choline, which exists in egg, plays a crucial role in properly functioning of brain.
Egg contains minerals which are quite important for our health, such as iron and zinc. Iron is needed for blood production. Anemia occurs in cases of inadequate iron intake, it affects the learning skills of children negatively.
Despite egg contains vitamin C, you would have increased the absorption of the iron in egg if you consume it with another food that is rich in terms of vitamin C. Zinc mineral in egg is very important due to its role especially in growth-development, and immune system.
Egg has a low amount of fat. A big egg contains 4.5 grams of fat. 1.5 grams of that fat is saturated fatty acids, and other 3 grams of fat is unsaturated fatty acids.
How to Store Egg?
Eggs must be preserved in cold environments such as refrigerators
Shells of eggs should be thick enough, clean, should seem nice, and have little roughness. Cracked or broken eggs rot quickly and also they cause microorganisms to form.
Egg must be stored in its original carton box without being washed, in the fridge while at home. When washed, it loses its natural protective layer. For this reason, egg must be washed when it will be used. Egg must not be preserved near food with strong scent. Because shell of the egg have pores and eggs may absorb strong scents.