Pasture-raised Poultry is Better for You
Pastured chicken & eggs are more nutrient-dense!
This week, farmer Pat took a break from farm work to attend the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association virtual conference, where he helped facilitate conversations with other farmers around topics like pasture-raised layers and eggs, turkeys, and home delivery.
This conference is an opportunity for more than 300 pastured poultry farmers from the U.S. and other countries to share their wisdom. Pat looks forward to attending every year because it’s another way to encourage lasting change in our food systems, and become a better farm for his customers, community, and land.
The Health Benefits of Pasture-raised Poultry
Thanks to frequent movement to fresh pasture and the ability to forage, eggs and chicken become more nutrient-dense. “We’re taking the energy of the sun and fixing it on the grass here on the farm, and then allowing our animals to harvest that energy in a different form.” — Pat McNiff
*Compared to conventionally-raised eggs, pasture-raised eggs have:
- 286% more Omega 3 fatty acids
- 13% less saturated fats
- 73% more Vitamin A
- 200% more Vitamin E
(*data credit: apppa.org)
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