Only Native Eggs for my family!
At Manila, I was always on the look out for native eggs at the nearest palengke (wet market) and supermarket but I couldn’t find any. Now, at our new place here in Cavite, surprisingly I found native eggs available at SM Hypermarket.
A dozen native eggs costs P100, it is more expensive than commercial eggs which only costs P60.00 for a dozen. At Sugarleaf, they sell native eggs for P10.00 each so the one at SM is cheaper by P20.00.
Why I like Native Eggs than the regular ones, even though they are a bit pricey?
I have read that native organic eggs compared to commercial eggs are:
1/3 less cholesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
2/3 more vitamin A
2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more Beta carotene
As much as possible, I want to feed my family healthy and organic foods nowadays because we all know that commercial produced ones has more fertilizers and chemicals so that it can stay longer, can be harvested more and to meet the demands of their market. These chemicals may harm our body in the long run by taking it, and I think that is the reason why people who live in provinces who eat what is naturally grown from their garden and free range animals live longer than people who live in the cities.
Commercial Eggs vs. Native Eggs
On Appearance: Commercial Eggs have whiter, thicker and has a rough shell while Native Eggs have brown, smoother and thinner shells.
On Size: Commercial Eggs are larger than the Native Eggs.
On Taste: Commercial Eggs are bland (matabang), while native eggs have a creamier yolk and taste better.
Commercial eggs can be harvested for at least 28 days while native eggs may take up to 6 months. Maybe that’s the reason why sometimes I can’t find any more stocks at the Supermarket.
Buying Organic products also help our small farmers and the environment as well. Native chicken eat worms and insects that harm plants. They don’t add up to air pollution that is common on poultry farms.