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We’re looking out the truth about the difference between brown eggs and white eggs.
There are all sorts of rumours surrounding brown eggs and white eggs.
Some people say that brown eggs are better for you and contain more nutrients.
Some people say that brown eggs are better for cooking things like quiches,
While white eggs are better for cooking things like cakes, or vice versa,
depending on who you talk to.
We, here at Today I Found Out, are all about uncovering the truth amongst all of the myths.
And so here is the fascinating difference between brown eggs and white eggs.
Brown eggs are brown, white eggs are white.
说真的 就像人类 不论蛋壳外在是褐色还是白色
Seriously, much like humans, whether the egg is brown or white,
they are the same inside.
though in the case of eggs with one minor caveat, which we’ll get to in a minute,
that has nothing to do with whether the chicken is a brown egg layer or white.
but besides that caveat, a brown egg or a white egg will give you the same amount of nutrition.
They taste the same and they are equally delicious in quiches and cakes.
Also, contrary to popular belief, the two also have more or less the same shell thickness on average.
If you previously noticed the difference here, it is likely to do with the age of the chicken.
Young chickens lay eggs with shells are typically harder than older children’s eggs.
but this is true for both white and brown egg layers.
How the rumours started about brown eggs being better?
It is thought to be because they’re often more expensive at supermarkets, at least in the United States.
如果商品花费更高 它的质量更好或更适合你 不是吗？
If something costs more, it has to be better quality or better for you, right?
Not in this case and not in many others.
Increasing the price of something sometimes drastically is occasionally used the marketing trick
to get people to think one product is better than a comparable cheaper product.
Sometimes that’s true, but many times it’s not.
As for egg prices, brown eggs cost more in part
because the hens that lay them usually eat more which means the hens cost more to keep per egg.
You see white eggs on most of the laid by white or light colored hens with white earlobes.
While brown eggs are most often laid by red feathered or brown dark feathered chickens with red earlobes.
This is not a universal truth, just a general rule.
Further, the chicken’s earlobes are really the indicator here,
not the feathers.
But there is a very strong correlation between earlobe color and feather color.
So feather color can be a decent indicator, too.
Ultimately, egg color is determined by genetics.
But the earlobe, the feather color thing is a good indicator.
In the end, the red lobed chickens tend to be larger than the white lobed counterparts,
which is why they eat more.
The farmers need to get reimbursed for the extra feeds somehow so they up the price of the brown eggs.
This also explains why white eggs tend to be more popular in supermarkets in some regions of the world.
白耳垂的鸡成本低 农民花费少 因此白壳蛋更便宜些
White lobed chicken costs less for farmers to keep which leads to cheaper eggs,
which leads to grocers buying more white eggs to put on shelves
to offer this product cheaper to consumers.
White eggs are simply more cost-effective in the general case.
There is also a commonly touted myth says that the brown eggs taste better
and that’s why they are more expensive.
As noted the white egg and brown egg taste difference is a myth.
But the potential difference in taste from one egg to another does lead us to the one caveat.
Though it isn’t anything to do with the color of the egg, rather it has to do with the chickens’diet.
Many chickens raised at home are brown egg layers,
while most of the chicken raised for commercial use are white egg layers.
The different diets effect the taste of the eggs and even the color of the yolk.
Similar to how diet can drastically affect the taste of the meat.
However, if you would take one of those brown egg laying chicken and raise it on the same food
as the white egg laying chicken then their eggs will taste the same
and be otherwise indistinguishable aside from the color of the shell.
If their diets are all the same, the yolks will even be identical in color.
Today chickens raised for commercial purposes
whether the layer of white eggs or brown are all getting fed the same thing
with perhaps just a slight variance from company to company.
If you have some brown eggs from your neighbor or a chicken of your own,
that’s fed a different diet than commercially fed chickens’ eat,
then there is may be a difference in taste.
It just doesn’t have anything to do with the color of the egg.
So if brown egg laying chickens are more expensive to feed and keep,
why do farmers keep them arounds?
答案是 许多人对 棕壳蛋尝起来更好 的说法深信不疑
The answer is that so many people buy into the “brown eggs taste better” myth
that brown eggs are still a viable business option.
As long as people keep buying the more expensive eggs and are willing to pay
the marked up prices beyond factoring in the exceed profit,
farmers will keep raising chickens and lay them.
当然 这些天来 最激烈的争论不是 白壳还是褐壳
Of course, these days some of the most hotly debated arguments aren’t over white vs brown eggs.
But over the superior quality of organic vs not organic eggs
or free range vs cage eggs.
While differences in diet can affect the taste,
if you wonder in about the quality of the egg or nutritional value.
A study done by D.R. Jones et al. through the Agricultural Research Service
and published in Poultry Science in 2010,
found that ultimately there is very little difference in the quality of eggs produced in these different ways.
The small differences they did find
varied without one egg type consistently maintaining of the highest or lowest values.
So in the ends, while there are small ways the composition and the taste of chicken eggs can be influenced,
the color of the egg shell is not one of them.
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