Free range eggs and organic eggs are tough to beat when it comes to daily nutritional requirements. Low in calories, eggs are packed with high quality protein and contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals. They help to improve levels of ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL), keep energy levels higher, contain antioxidants beneficial to the eyes and boost metabolic activity.*
What Eggs Can I Get in Singapore?
To protect against bird flu, Singapore does not allow free range chicken farms. This means all eggs laid within Singapore come from chickens that are either caged or ‘cage-free’ - in other words, they are trapped inside. Cage-free chickens are allowed to have 1 square foot of space, which is essentially the size of the chicken. Terrible conditions, and not what we look to offer you.
For free range eggs and organic eggs, we have to look further afield. Whilst definitions vary country to country, in New Zealand where our free range eggs are laid, hens do sleep indoors but must have at least 43 square feet of space, per chicken. Plenty of space to nest, roost and forage - something only free range or better chickens can do.
Organic eggs are then the next level above this. Again, definitions can vary, so be careful where you buy from. Generally, the step up from free range eggs is the ability to access the outdoor continuously, have 107 square feet of space each, and there can be no GM crops used to feed the animals. Our organic free range eggs come from Denmark, so are part of the EU’s very stringent rules: look for the ‘0’ on the code on the egg to show it is organic.
As Dean Martin once asked, how d’ya like your eggs in the morning? Free range eggs and organic eggs both come with wonderful flavour, and a deep orange yolk. For striking results, in my opinion nothing beats poached eggs on sourdough with avocado. For my kids however, it's ‘Dippy Egg’ (soft boiled) with toast soldiers.
Either way, fuel yourself well with peace of mind that the chickens that are laying the free range eggs or organic eggs are being treated well.