CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eggland's Best (EB) announces that scientific testing has confirmed that the EB's shells are stronger than those of ordinary eggs, leading to less breakage, improved freshness, and overall better quality.
Additionally, an independent study published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research by a major agricultural research university shows that Eggland's Best is the leader egg in freshness, and that EB eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. It was concluded by Charles Johnson, former Chief, Grading Branch, USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service and co-author of the study that "production and handling practices used by Eggland's Best assures a fresh egg and, further, extends the freshness period beyond what is typically found in generic eggs."
"At Eggland's Best we are dedicated to the health and wellness of our loyal consumers and to providing the highest quality egg, whether they are Eggland's Best's Cage Free, Organic or Classic eggs," said Bart Slaugh, PhD, Director of Quality Assurance at Eggland's Best. "We continue to follow and improve our 27 point quality and freshness program which makes us the leader in nutrition and freshness."
As part of the 27 point quality and freshness program, EB conducts more than 35,000 tests a year to ensure that the freshness, nutrition and quality standards of EB eggs are being met and exceeded. EB also provides its hens a high-quality feed that contains superior levels of vitamins and minerals compared to ordinary hen feed with no animal by-products or fat, which boosts shell strength and allows the eggs to stay fresher longer. This results in Eggland's Best being a nutritionally superior egg compared to ordinary eggs.
"Eggland's Best eggs have become a vital part of my diet due to the superior nutritional benefits that can't be found in any other egg," said Dawn Jackson Blatner, Registered Dietician and Nutritionist. "A lot of my clients are surprised to learn that a fresher egg means better tasting recipes, which is why I always recommend Eggland's Best Eggs to ensure they are purchasing the freshest, most nutritious, and best egg possible."
Compared to ordinary eggs, EB 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. EB'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.
EB 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.
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