What Is Free Range Eggs?
Free Range eggs are eggs produced from hens that are permitted to access outdoors.
This farming method allows hens to be hens.
Less than 1% of the total eggs produced in India follow free-range farming practices.
Our finest quality Free Range Eggs, are laid in farms with a maximum density of 1,000 hens per acre. This gives each hen 4m2. space in the outdoors. Our hens spend their days foraging through pastures full of natural grass, pecking at fruits and enjoying their time chasing bees and insects. They relax under the shade of our coconut trees during the day and freshen up with dust baths every day.
Difference between Caged , Cage Free and Free Range
|Uncaged||Free to walk & Nest Inside the farm||Outdoor Access, Feed on Greens & Play|
|Cage Free Hens||Yes||Yes||No|
|Free Range Hens||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Egg shell colour variations are natural. The colour variations in the egg shell are due to the deposition of pigment called porphyries during the formation of the egg.
Shell colour has no effect on the egg quality, flavor and nutritional value.
Egg yolk colour can range from pale yellow to deep almost orange hue. The colour of the yolk is influenced by the type of feed the chickens have ingested. Corn based feed generally has a darker yolk.
Yolk colour does not affect the flavour, nutritive value or quality of the egg.
Contrary to popular belief, these tiny spots do not indicate a fertilized egg or the presence of a disease. Rather, they are caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface during formation of the egg or by a similar accident in the wall of the oviduct. As an egg ages, the yolk takes up water from the albumen to dilute the blood spot so, in actuality, a blood spot indicates that the egg is fresh. Both chemically and nutritionally, these eggs are fit to eat. The spot can be removed with the tip of a knife, if you wish.
No, the eggs are not dyed! It’s the work of our beautiful hens.
This comes down to some basic science. The egg shell is composed mainly of calcium carbonate, which is white.
Brown eggshells contain the pigment protoporphyrin IX(a by-product of haemoglobin) which is found only on the surface of the shell. Brown pigment is applied during the formation of the last layer of the egg, the bloom or cuticle. In some eggs the brown pigment can be rubbed off, as soon as it laid. Some brown eggs might lose some colour during boiling as well.
It’s normal in brown eggs. Nothing to worry. Its 100% safe to consume.
The layer is a natural membrane formed in each egg. The thickness varies from egg to egg. The membrane is little thick in brown eggs comparatively.
Egg shell membrane is the clear film lining an egg shell. Two protein fibre membranes reside between the albumen and the inner surface of the shell. The thickness of the two membranes range between 73 to 114 µm and varies with bread. The outer shell membrane is attached firmly to the shell by numerous cones on the inner shell surface.
So don’t worry. It’s 100% natural!