How to Tell If Your Eggs Came from a Sick Chicken and How to Recognize Healthy Eggs

People prepare eggs for meals on many different ways: scrambled, boiled, poached or fried, and we must say that they have delicious taste and they are healthy option, too. Still, we cannot always be 100% sure if the eggs we are consuming are healthy.

As experts explain, the healthy eggs come from a healthy and well-fed chicken. In other words, in order to get all important nutrients, the chicken’s diet should be consisted of rodents, snakes, bugs. Additionally, chickens need free space to move and breathe fresh air.

According to an article in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, the omega-3 fatty acids in eggs are under influence of the increasing of DHA levels in chicken’s nutrition. As report in the Oxford Journal says, the amount of beta carotene in eggs can be increased if the chicken’s consumption of beta carotene is increased.

In order to check what type of food you consume, you need to know the difference between healthy and unhealthy eggs. Therefore, it is advisable to pay attention to the following details:

Yolk color

Majority people consider that the perfect egg yolk color is light yellow, but that is wrong. Orange is the ideal color of an egg yolk.

Yolk thicness

Healthy egg has more round and thick yolk.

Shell thickness and density

If the egg is difficult to crack it means that is healthy. As experts explain, the proper diet and overall health of a chicken makes the shell of the egg much stronger.

How to find the right eggs

Feel free to ask the local farmers about the chicken-raising methods. It the farmers don’t force the chickens on a vegetarian diet, and if the chickens roam freely in a bigger area, the egg is healthy.