The official definition of “free range” as it pertains to poultry and egg farming is somewhat limited. It says that as long as the chickens are given a way to go out of their cages, then the hens as well as their eggs can be labeled as free range. Then there are others definitions for what kind of feeds they are given, which this time determines if they’re organic or otherwise.
This has resulted in a number of labels for eggs that usually serves only to confuse consumers. The use of the term free range eggs in this article is closer to what is meant by the label pasture-raised and includes with it the organic definition. When you allow chickens to seek their own food in a safe and natural environment, they become healthier chickens and produce healthier eggs. Since eggs are a major part of the human diet, this method of poultry farming ultimately benefits human health.
Read on to find out the health benefits of free range eggs and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid strongly recommends you add this source of protein in your diet. Continue reading