Conestoga Farms™ free run omega-3 eggs are produced by feeding their hens an all-grain diet, enriched with flax seed, a source of DHA omega-3 polyunsaturates. Each large free run omega-3 egg contains 0.4 g of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Conestoga Farms Free Run Omega-3 brown eggs are also enriched with 1 mg of lutein per egg. Lutein as added to eggs by adding lutein-rich marigold extract to the hens’ diet.
Omega-3 polyunsaturates are essential fatty acids required for health. Omega-3 polyunsaturates aren’t produced by the body – they must come from the diet.1
Lutein is an antioxidant found in the eye that supports healthy vision. It has been shown to help reduce the risk of developing eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)2, 3
1 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3-fats/.
2 Canadian Association of Optometrists, https://opto.ca/health-library/national-nutrition-month-eye-food-info.
3 American Optometric Association, https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/lutein