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Farm Fresh Pastured Eggs Are FAR Better For You Than Factory Farmed

Finally there is some science to backup what so many of us intuitively knew about the health benefits of eating farm fresh eggs!

rainbow eggs from alchemist farm sebastopol california

Eggs from hens raised in situations where they can eat seeds, grass and bugs are far more nutritious than eggs from confined hens in factory farms. Research shows that eggs from hens raised on pasture have:

* 1/3 less cholesterol

* 1/4 less saturated fat

* more vitamin A

* 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids

* 3 times more vitamin E

* 7 times more beta carotene

* 4 to 6 times more vitamin D

Now hows that for some good news for all of us raising a flock of sweet ladies in our backyards? For more information on the study that produced these facts you can follow this link.

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Picture Of The Week

A Family Portrait!

ittle-peddler-maran-family-portrit-alchemist-farm.jpgHere is a fun image of the progression from egg to chick to full grown mating adults. We love working with the French Black Copper Marans because the roosters are so immaculately tame. Our Little Peddler Roo has never looked at me with a sideways eye and will let any of us pick him up for a love squeeze. If they escape out of the pasture the hens like to come up to the back door and look into the window to see if anyone will bring them treats.

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