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29 August 2011

Free-range eggs no better in nutrition

No differences in the nutritional quality of eggs produced by hens from the two different management systems, said the Poultry Science Association.

Cholesterol levels in eggs from different sources were found to be lower than expected, prompting a revision in USDA Guidelines.

The study, “Comparison of Fatty Acid, Cholesterol, and Vitamin A and E Composition in Eggs from Hens Housed in Conventional Cage and Range Production Facilities,” appeared in the issue of Poultry Science Journal published by PSA. Its author, Dr Kenneth E. Anderson, a Professor in the Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University, collected data for the study in 2008 and 2009.

 
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