CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 13th consecutive year, the American Vegetarian Association (AVA) has awarded Eggland's Best eggs its Global Certification.
The AVA was formed to promote the interests of individuals and organizations involved in the preservation and distribution of vegetarian ideas and products. The AVA's primary goal is to create a widely recognized certification program to allow vegetarian-minded people to make accurate choices when seeking vegetarian options.
"At the American Vegetarian Association, we only honor healthy, quality products that meet our strict vegetarian guidelines," said Len Torine, Executive Director at the American Vegetarian Association. "Eggland's Best aligns perfectly with what our organization looks for due to their commitment to providing customers with the best quality, freshness, taste and nutrition."
Eggland's Best is the first and only egg brand to 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 product.
"We are honored to once again be certified by the American Vegetarian Association," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "We have strived to provide a superior egg with better taste, better nutrition and better freshness for 25 years, and being recognized as the only egg on the list by this prestigious association year after year confirms we are meeting the highest of standards."
Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain five times more vitamin D, 25 percent less saturated fat, more than double the omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E, and three times more vitamin B12. Eggland's Best's superior nutrition is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E. In addition, independent testing has revealed that Eggland's Best eggs have stronger shells than ordinary eggs, which leads to less breakage and helps them stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
Eggland's Best Eggs is celebrating 25 years of providing a better egg with superior quality, freshness, nutrition and taste. Visit Egglandsbest.com for more 25th anniversary inspired recipes and more information. Eggland's Best eggs are available in Classic, Cage Free, Organic, Hard-Cooked and Peeled and Liquid Egg White varieties.
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 five times more Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. Independent testing has also confirmed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer 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 2016 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, Taste of Home, Women's Health, 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, cage free 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
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