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It’s the hen’s fault – why brown eggs are more expensive than white eggs

It’s the hen’s fault – why brown eggs are more expensive than white eggs

Have you ever wondered in front of the supermarket egg racks why brown eggs are more expensive than white eggs? Do you think for it to be more expensive there would be a reason related to its nutritional value? If so, our experts have news: It’s not what you think.

It has nothing to do with coffee being healthier, more nutritious, or more naturally produced than egg whites.

“Basically, there is no nutritional difference between coffee and egg whites. It has to do with the breed of chicken,” farm owner Daniel Bry told CNN.

In fact the price is a result of the manufacturing cost associated with the breed of hen. So it all depends on the type of chicken breeding and genetics.

Let’s take it from the beginning: brown eggs are laid by hens with red or brown feathers, while white eggs are laid by breeds with white feathers. So it all depends on the type of chicken breeding and genetics.

What does this mean for the egg producer?

Breeds that lay brown eggs are usually larger. Raising these chickens requires more care, feed and space compared to white chickens.

Brown eggs are also born slightly larger than white eggs and take somewhat longer to hatch. That’s because, as nutritionist Megan Hilbert tells Eatthis.com, an additional process is required during egg formation to “coat” the shell with the brown outer layer, Hilbert explains. Also, chickens that lay brown eggs usually lay fewer eggs overall.

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According to egg producer Danielle Brey, the cost and taste of the eggs you buy – white or brown – is determined by the quality and quantity of feed provided to the hen.

“It has a lot to do with the chicken feed,” Brey explains. “It costs more to make a dozen brown eggs because the chickens that produce them tend to eat more.”

So…it’s all the chicken’s fault.

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