Many people have trouble figuring out what the labels mean on their egg cartons. Which types of eggs should we buy?
If you’re confused, check out this great article from About.com.
The advantage to pasture-raised eggs is that the hens are able to eat a wide variety of the natural food of chickens — greens, grubs, etc. Not only do many people find these eggs to be much tastier, but there is accumulating evidence that the eggs from these hens have better nutritional profiles — less cholesterol, less fat but more healthy Omega-3 fat, and more of other nutrients such as Vitamin A, lutein, vitamin E, and beta-carotene.
Personally, I like to buy pasture-raised eggs. But when I can’t get to the farmers’ market, I buy organic omega-3 eggs (humanely-raised, if possible).