Healthy Eggs

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March 10, 2021

Are the eggs at the grocery store fresh?

Eggs available at grocery stores across the province are fresh, and almost all of them are from local egg farmers right here in Alberta. Most eggs typically arrive at the grocery store within about a week of the time they […]

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March 10, 2021

How long do eggs last past the 'best before' date on the carton?

Raw shell eggs will keep in the refrigerator without significant quality loss for up to three weeks after the Best Before Date stamped on the carton. Keep your eggs as fresh as possible by storing them in the main body […]

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March 10, 2021

Is it safe to keep eggs on the counter, instead of in the fridge?

In order to keep the eggs their freshest and fresh for longer, they should be stored in the main body of the refrigerator, in their original carton.

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March 10, 2021

How can I tell if my eggs are fresh?

The easiest way to tell if your eggs are fresh is by checking the Best Before Date on the carton, which is just one of the reasons why it’s important to keep eggs stored in their original carton. If you […]

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March 10, 2021

What does Grade-A mean?

Grade-A eggs have a clean and uncracked shell, a round and centered yolk, a firm white, and a small air cell.  Grade-A eggs are the ones sold at grocery stores for Canadians to enjoy. Grade-B eggs are sold for commercial […]

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March 10, 2021

Why do some eggs have dark yolks and other have pale yolks?

Yolk color is entirely dependent on the type of feed the hens eat.  Wheat-based feed tends to produce lighter yolks, while corn-based feed tends to produce darker yolks. The yolk color does not affect the flavor, quality, or nutritional value […]

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March 10, 2021

What is the difference between white eggs and brown eggs?

The only difference between white and brown eggs is the color of the hen that laid that laid them; white hens lay white eggs and brown hens lay brown eggs. There is no nutritional difference between regular white and brown […]

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March 10, 2021

What are Nest Laid and Comfort Coop eggs?

Nest Laid and Comfort Coop eggs are two examples of eggs that are laid by hens living in a furnished housing system.  The nutritional value of these eggs is the same as regular white or brown eggs.

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March 10, 2021

What are free-run and free-range eggs?

Free-run eggs are laid by hens living in a free-run housing system, while free-range eggs are laid by hens living in a free-range housing system.  The nutritional value of free-run and free-range eggs is the same as regular white or […]

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