Source of omega-3 polyunsaturates
Ontario local Free Run Omega-3 Eggs (white and brown)
Omega-3 polyunsaturates are essential fatty acids required for health. Omega-3 polyunsaturates aren’t produced by the body – they must come from the diet1. Conestoga Farms™ free run omega-3 eggs are produced by feeding our hens an all-grain diet, enriched with flax seed, a source of DHA omega-3 polyunsaturates. Each large free run omega-3 egg contains 0.4 g of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Conestoga Farms Free Run Omega-3 brown eggs are also enriched with 1 mg of lutein per egg. (The white eggs are enriched with omega-3 only.) Lutein is an antioxidant found in the eye that supports healthy vision. It has been shown to help reduce the risk of developing eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).2,3 Lutein as added to eggs by adding lutein-rich marigold extract to the hens’ diet.
All packaging for Conestoga Farms egg cartons are made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. Empty cartons are 100% recyclable (where available).
2Canadian Association of Optometrists, https://opto.ca/health-library/national-nutrition-month-eye-food-info
3American Optometric Association, https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/lutein
Per 2 large eggs (105 g)
|Total Fat 11 g||15 %|
|Saturated 3.5 g
+ Trans 0 g
|Polyunsaturated 2 g|
|Omega-6 1.6 g|
|Omega-3 0.8 g|
|Monounsaturated 5 g|
|Cholesterol 400 mg|
|Sodium 130 mg||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1 g||1%|
|Fibre 0 g||0%|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 13 g|
Hens live in open concept, weather sheltered barns. There, they can freely forage, scratch, peck, perch and lay their eggs in nest boxes.
Omega-3s have been shown to contribute to slowing down the build up of plaque in the arteries by reducing triglyercides (at type of fat) in the blood. This can help to slightly lower blood pressure. It may also help to reduce the risk of arhythmias or irregular hear beat.1
Essential fatty acids, like Omega-3 polyunsaturates must come for your diet – they cannot be produced by the body. Flax seed is high in omega-3 and is added to the feed of the free run hens that produce omega-3 eggs.21 National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000767.htm
2Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/
Omega-3 polyunsaturates are essential fatty acids required for the normal development of the brain, nerve tissues and eyes.
The human body cannot produce essential fatty acids such as Omega 3s, so they must be consumed in the diet. Flax seed is high in omega-3 polyunsaturates and is added to the feed of the free run hens that produce omega-3 eggs.22Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect tissue and organ cells from damage from free radicals in the body.1
One large Conestoga Farms omega-3 egg provides 50% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin E.1Dieticians of Canada, https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Vitamins/Food-Sources-of-Vitamin-E.aspx
Folate is needed to make red blood cells1, while Vitamin B12 helps to keep red bood cells healthy.2 Health Canada advises adults over 50 years to consume foods fortified with vitamin B12.
One large Conestoga Farms omega-3 egg provides 20% of the recommended daily value of folate and 80% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin B12.1Dieticians of Canada, https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Vitamins/Food-Sources-of-Folate.aspx
2Dieticians of Canada, https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Nutrition-A-Z/Vitamins/Food-Sources-of-Vitamin-B12.aspx
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