Brown Eggs Vs. White Eggs, Nutrition and Taste – There is always a debate going on about which egg is better, the white ones or the brown ones. In my first article on the subject of brown eggs vs. white eggs, I discovered that generally, there isn’t much of a difference. The reason for the color has more to do with the type of the bird, not the egg itself. But what about nutrition and taste? Are they really equal? Do they taste exactly the same? Why in the world, then, am I paying more for brown eggs? Here is what I found out.
Nutritionally, white eggs and brown eggs are the same. All eggs are high in protein and a variety of other nutrients and the average large egg, either brown or white, has about 70 calories. They can play a key role in your diet, as high quality protein is essential for building and maintaining lean body mass and can play a role in healthy weight management. Either egg provides the same nutritionally. Round one of brown eggs vs. white eggs? It’s a tie!
Next, we will put taste to the test. The taste of an egg is equally as important to most of us as it’s nutritional value. Some eggs taste better than others. We know this to be true. However, whether an egg’s shell is brown or white has nothing to do with taste! What does change the taste of an egg, whether brown or white, is actually what the bird that laid the egg is fed. It’s not only the quantity of the food you feed a chicken, but more importantly, it’s the quality. A chicken that is fed quality grain and feed will produce a tastier egg. That’s it! Whether the egg is brown or white is totally dependent on the breed of chicken. What the egg tastes like is totally dependent on the chicken’s diet. Brown eggs vs. white eggs, round two? Another tie!
As I referred to in my first brown eggs vs white eggs article, there truly is no difference in either the nutritional value or the taste of an egg based on its shell color. Bigger eggs of either color come from bigger, well fed birds. So the next time you are shopping for eggs at your local market, you can feel good about choosing the eggs that are lower in cost, whatever their shell color, knowing you are saving your family money, but not skimping on taste or nutritional value.