This time the admin will tell about the difference in the size of Leghorn chicken eggs with free-range chicken eggs. Of course with some easy recipes to process it. Come on, see the following review!
The difference between Leghorn chicken eggs vs free-range chicken eggs
1. Leghorn chicken eggs
Leghorn chickens eggs weigh about 45-60 grams. Leghorn chicken eggs have darker shells and lighter yolks.
Leghorn chicken eggs, are so commonly known in the market. Easy to find in traditional markets, supermarkets, and in online vegetable shops. Easy to process, free-range chicken eggs are often a daily side dish at the dinner table.
In terms of shape, free-range chicken eggs have a brown shell with small black dots.
Some of the shells are light brown, some are dark brown.
Compared to native chicken eggs, the shells of Leghorn chicken eggs tend to be rough when held. However, one of the advantages is that it is larger than a free-range chicken egg.
In terms of content, free-range chicken eggs have a very clear difference compared to free-range chicken eggs. The yolk is bright yellow, the color is lighter than the free-range chicken eggs. While the egg white has a higher air content so it looks more liquid and more plentiful.
In terms of nutrition, 1 free-range chicken egg contains 150 calories of energy, 12.5 grams of protein, 10 grams of fat, and 1 gram of carbohydrates. Of course not much different from the nutritional content of free-range chicken eggs.
Back to the type of feed, the environment, and how to raise chickens that determine the levels of nutrients in eggs, including vitamin D, vitamin E, and omega-3.
It could be the type of natural feed given, the type of feed enriched with omega-3, the chickens getting access to an environment that has been moved and exposed to sunlight.
2. Country chicken eggs
As the name implies, free-range chicken eggs are produced by native chickens in nature.
Village chickens are not kept in a special place and feed. The main feed for native chickens includes grains, insects, worms, and caterpillars.
Starting at the age of 6 months, female free-range chickens can lay 1 egg per day up to a maximum of 15 eggs.
In terms of shape, the eggs produced by free-range chickens have light colored shells, namely white tend to be cream. The shell also tends to be smoother and smoother with no small black dots.
The size of free-range chicken eggs is generally smaller in the range of 27-56 grams per item.
In terms of content, egg yolks are more orange in color. The dark color of chicken egg yolks is a mainstay for making cakes or sponge cakes.
While the egg whites are clear and translucent with a thicker texture than the egg whites of native chickens. This is the reason why the egg whites of native chickens become very hard if found for a long time.
In terms of nutrition, there is no significant difference that makes native chicken eggs much better than other types of chicken eggs. In general, 1 free-range chicken egg contains nutrients such as 150 calories of energy, 13 protein, 10 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of carbohydrates. Other nutrients such as vitamin D, vitamin E, and omega-3 in free-range chicken eggs are determined by the type of feed and the environment.
Tips for knowing the freshness of eggs Leghorn chickens
The freshness of the eggs is determined by the age of the eggs. An easy way to find out is to soak a raw egg in a glass of water. If the egg is completely submerged in a horizontal position, it is estimated that the egg is 1 week old and still fresh.
When one end of the egg sinks but the other part lifts, the egg is estimated to be about 2 weeks old. When the eggs are half submerged and half floating, the estimated age of the eggs is more than 3 weeks. It is not recommended to eat eggs that are more than 3 weeks old.
The freshness of the eggs can also be seen from the contents. the egg has been damaged, the yolk is no longer perfectly round, there are blood spots or foreign objects on the egg white, the thick and thin egg white boundaries are not clear, and smell good. Immediately throw away eggs that have been damaged due to loss of nutrients and lots of bacteria.
To keep the eggs fresh after buying, soak them in water that has been drained from a lime or lemon. Rinse with running water until the eggs are clean. You can put the eggs at room temperature or in the refrigerator.