Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Egg yolk colour

Here's a great example of the different coloured yolks found in free range eggs from hens who are not fed colouring additives.  The yolks should vary quite considerably, depending on what each bird has been eating.
If the colour is always the same deep yellow or almost orange you can be sure that colouring additives are mixed into the hens' diet.
Most of the additives used are synthesised in laboratories and even those which are claimed to be 'natural' are actually only based on natural products - such as capsicum and marigold. They are still processed and refined by men and women in long white coats!
The eggs in the picture were being prepared in our farm kitchen to help make a Sachertort.

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