Dietetic Dish

Today is all about eggs. I have learned and studied about eggs this past week, giving me crazy cravings for eggs. I have eaten more omelets this week than I have in my entire life.

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1. ‘Brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs.’ WRONG. They have the same nutritional value, so don’t worry about spending more for brown eggs. Nutritionally equal.

2. Cage-free basically means nothing. Yes, the chickens are not in cages. But no, they do not have lots of room to move around and live happy lives. They can be so clumped together that they can’t even sit or turn around. ‘Free-range’ is the way to go. Moreover, ‘organic’ is the best because they are cage-free, free-range (able to walk around, go outside, etc.), vegetarian-fed, no pesticides, and no antibiotics.

3. Acids, such as cream of tartar or lemon juice, increase the stability of egg foams.

4. Salt increases whipping time and decreases stability egg foams, therefore essentially ‘hurting’ egg foams.

5. On the contrary, when added after adequate egg foam has formed, sugar can be added to increase stability. However, if added too early, it can delay foaming and reduce volume.

eggs 2

There you have it. Now go eat some eggs.

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5 thoughts on “Dietetic Dish

  1. erika says:

    Innnteresting. So the definition of organic eggs, everywhere, is that they are free-range, vegetarian, etc. etc? Yikes. I’ve been buying “vegetarian” eggs all this time because organic is soo expensive. Do you think that means anything at all? Am I likely buying eggs from chicken eating vegetarian feed that are cooped up without ever seeing the light of day? 😦

    • skinnymuffin109 says:

      Honestly, yes. As far as I understand, marketing is pretty open range and what they say may not be what we believe or perceive. Vegetarian just means that they are eating vegetarian food but they may have terrible living conditions. I’m cheap too, so I understand not wanting to pay more for eggs, but if you think about the price per carton, it’s still probably less than $0.50 per egg. Up to you, girl! But now you know the truth. Spread the word! 😉

      Kaylie Chrismon

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