Wm. H. Buckley Farm’s cage free eggs are laid by pastured laying hens. The foraging helps the hens to produce eggs with an “orangish” yolk. This is owed to the beta carotene that the grass provides to the eggs.
A test done by Mother Earth News revealed that eggs laid by hens foraging on pasture have shown:
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2/3 more vitamin A
- 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
- 3 times more vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene