CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12th consecutive year, the American Vegetarian Association (AVA) has awarded Eggland's Best eggs their Global Certification, assuring vegetarians that they can trust Eggland's Best products to be certified vegetarian based on the highest of standards.
"At the American Vegetarian Association, we take our responsibility to give vegetarian-minded people the confidence in their food selections very seriously," said Len Torine, Executive Director of the American Vegetarian Association. "This means we only honor healthy, quality products that meet our strict vegetarian guidelines. We have continued to certify Eggland's Best because their commitment to providing customers with the best quality products supports what we believe in as an organization."
Eggland's Best is the first and only egg brand be certified by the AVA. The certification of Eggland's Best eggs from the AVA provides customers with the assurance that when they purchase Eggland's Best eggs, they are purchasing the best vegetarian products.
"At Eggland's Best, we hold our products to the highest standards to ensure we are providing our customers the best tasting and most nutritious egg in the world," says Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "It is truly an honor to again be the only egg certified by the American Vegetarian Association and we will continue to strive for this recognition every year."
Eggland's Best eggs are nutritionally superior to ordinary eggs as they have 25 percent less saturated fat, 10 times more vitamin E, four times more vitamin D, three times more vitamin B12, more than double the Omega-3 fatty acids, and 38 percent more lutein. This is due to the proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed, which contains healthy grains, canola oil, and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, and sea kelp. In addition, an independent study in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research showed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
Eggland's Best eggs are available in their Classic Large, Extra Large, Jumbo, Organic and Cage-Free shell varieties, as well as Hard-Cooked Peeled Egg and Liquid Egg Whites varieties.
For more information on Eggland's Best eggs, please visit www.egglandsbest.com.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have four times the Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times the Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the 2015 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice Awards, and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, Women's Choice and many others.
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
About The American Vegetarian Association
The American Vegetarian Association (AVA) was created to promote the interests and concerns of individuals and organizations involved in the preservation, propagation, and distribution of vegetarian ideas and products. The primary goal of the AVA is to provide a widely recognized certification program which will enable vegetarian-minded people to make accurate food choices, being certain they can be confident in their selection, and that of the manufacturer's claims. For more information, visit www.amerveg.com
SOURCE Eggland's Best