Can you drink a raw egg or cook it soft-boiled or is it just a legend told us by our grandparents?
Yes you can!
We always invite our customers and butchers to try our colorful raw eggs within nine days of laying to avoid any natural bacterial proliferation because they have freshness, taste and no strange coloring.
Are eggs bad for your health?
Our hens scratch around outdoors all day, breathe clean air and enjoy the beneficial effects of sunlight during their free walks. They manage to eat about 30 grams of grass and small insects in a day, thus developing an excellent metabolism.
Our organic eggs are rich in proteins and have high biological value, composed of all the amino acids we need. They do not have a high content of saturated fats, but they contain vitamins,
mineral salts and other nutrients important for our health such as retinol ( vitamin A), a nutrient that acts in favor of a good development of the nervous system and optic nerves.
Does the egg yolk have to be a deep red?
Unfortunately, this is one of the most widespread myths all over the world thanks also to the erroneous judgment of many chefs perhaps more ready to satisfy the eye than our taste buds, and to the hand of man often ready to add dyes and non-natural foods in the feeding of laying hens to obtain phosphorescent red yolks.
The color of the yolk is in fact determined exclusively by what the hens eat and is mainly linked to the seasonality of the herbs and natural foods that they will find in the pasture. Some carotenes for example, which hens take in high quantities thanks to pasture, give the yolk a typical yellow color (lutein, zeaxanthin) unlike other carotenes which naturally have more orange colors (beta- carotene, cryptoxanthin). Nevertheless they are both carotenes with equal antioxidant action and are very important for human health.
Does the flavor of the egg depend on the color of the shell?
No, it depends on the type of life the hen leads and how much movement it does. Above all it depends on its feeding, in particular on what it ate in the days preceding the laying.
Why is the meat of the thighs redder than the breast?
Our chickens walk tirelessly. They can travel more than 1 mile a day scratching under the olive trees enjoying fresh air and sun at their own will.
In this way they develop long and slender legs, whose flesh remains redder thanks to the development of muscle fibers and the perfect infiltration of fat. A precious energy reserve.
The breast meat, not having the same circulatory stimulus, remains whiter.
How do I know where an egg comes from? What does that abbreviation printed on the shell mean?
It's very simple, each egg has an identity card printed on the shell by law through an alphanumeric code!
It starts with a number that can be from 0 to 3. This indicates the type of farm from which the eggs are derived. "0" means open-air farming and organic production. "1" means open-air farming. "2" means breeding on land. "3" means battery breeding. Following the number is the abbreviation of the State where the egg was produced. "IT" for example indicates Italy. There are three more numbers that indicate the code of the Municipality of production, followed by the abbreviation of the province of production.
The code is completed with three other numbers that actually indicate the name of the farm to have an even more particular and precious detail of the place where the egg was produced.