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Consumer Trends / Egg Production
on March 1, 2022

Does eggshell color really matter?

An egg’s shell color has no bearing on its nutritional value, but there are examples of where eggshell color is valuable for differentiation.

Why might shell color be important when choosing an egg? In some countries, consumers can choose between eggs from laying hens, quails, ducks, pigeons or even ostriches. In others, they are given the option of eggs produced by hens housed in a variety of housing systems, fed rations enriched with…

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