Types of Eggs

Less than 10 years ago, when consumers took a trip to the local grocery store, the eggs on display varied in choices of white or brown and in sizes of small, medium, and large. Today, consumers can also find multiple varieties of specialty eggs. With so many options, it’s easy to get confused. The good news is that all BC produced eggs meet the highest standards for cleanliness, quality, and freshness!

Free run eggs come from hens that have access to the entire barn floor area where they can perch, scratch, forage and lay their eggs in nesting areas.

Free range eggs come from hens that are housed in barns similar to free run housing, but also have access to the outdoors.

Organic eggs are produced in free range or free run systems where hens are fed certified organic feed.

Vegetarian fed eggs come from hens that are fed a vegetarian diet containing only plant-based ingredients.

Vitamin-Enriched eggs have more Vitamin E, Vitamin B12, and folacin than regular eggs. The hens are fed a traditional feed that contains higher levels of certain nutrients.

Omega-3 or Omega Pro eggs have more Omega-3 than regular eggs. The feed contains ground flax seed, fish oil or other DHA sources, which results in the eggs having a higher Omega-3 and DHA content.

Processed eggs are liquid, frozen and dried egg products come from eggs that were broken by special egg breaking machines, and then pasteurized.