All my life we've always bought brown eggs. Why? I don't know. I've always wondered what the difference is and now I know. 

According to the difference between white eggs and brown eggs is simple: one is brown the other is white. That's pretty much it as far as the egg itself is concerned.

They taste the same and give you the same amount of nutrition, so if that's you major concern then you're good choosing either egg.

There is however a slight taste difference in the eggs. That's caused by the chicken's diet. The difference can slightly alter the taste and color of the yolk between the white and the brown eggs.

The New England Brown Egg Council says that most hens in New England lay brown eggs, so therefore "Brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh." You may remember the commercial from the 80's.

If price is your concern, pick the white eggs. The brown eggs cost more because the hens that lay them usually weigh more and that means farmer's need to spend more money on feed and generally they cost more to keep.

I checked the grocery store today at a dozen large white eggs were selling for $1.69 while a dozen large brown eggs went for $1.79. Sure 10 cents doesn't seem like much, but it adds up over time especially when making omelets for 10!

So white or brown, it doesn't matter nutritionally. It only matters on your pocketbook and your preference. So go get your eggs and I'll be waiting for my invite to breakfast.


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