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 polyunstaturated fatty acids.
Conestoga Farms Free Run Omega-3 brown eggs are also enriched with lutein. 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
Including marigold extract in the hens’ feed allows each large egg to be enriched 1 mg of lutein.
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