Difference between white eggs and brown eggs
white eggs vs brown eggs:
Eggs even being considered as “brain food” because of their high nutritional value, is a favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner of many nations worldwide. While the egg yolk is enriched with vitamins A, D and E. It also contains a large amount of cholesterol as well. in contrast, the egg white is considered to contain very little or no fat at all.
The difference between white and brown depends solely on their color and the type of chicken that they come from. The white eggs are laid by hens with white feathers and white lobes whereas brown eggs are laid by hens with either red feathers and red lobes or brown feathers and brown lobes. A fact that not many are conscious is that these brown feathered, brown lobed or red feathered, red lobed chickens lay blue and green eggs as well. The reason that most people see only two colors of eggs is that grocery stores prefer these two colors of eggs whereas if one buys eggs from a farm where the eggs are allowed to flow free, one may run across a blue or a green egg, or even a pretty speckled one once in a while as well. Different breeds of hens lay different colored eggs and the brownness of the egg may depend upon each breed.
It is a largely spread misconception that the brown eggs have egg yolks that are of a richer golden color but this is not so. One often comes across white eggs with even yellower yolks than brown eggs which in turn, shatters this myth single handedly. The color of the egg yolk depends upon the type of feed that the egg laying hens feed on.
Another fact that is unknown to many is that both white and brown eggs have white shells. The brown color on brown eggs is merely an overlay of color.
However, many prefer the clean and fresh appearance of the white eggs as opposed to the slightly muddy nature of the brown which is why white eggs are more available in the market than the brown. Also, one of the best laying breeds known as the Leghorn chicken, which is a smaller breed not often used as meat, lays white eggs which makes white eggs abundant in the market.
Restaurants however prefers the use of brown eggs as it is easier spotting little bits of egg shell that may fall in to food during preparation. Therefore, whereas the normal consumers prefer white eggs to brown eggs, we see the brown eggs being eagerly purchased by restaurants worldwide.
However, in contrast to the popular misconception that brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs, this is not so. Both types of eggs contain the same amount of nutritional value which may slightly differ according to the size of the egg but never because of the color.
The two types of eggs taste exactly the same as well. One cannot sense any difference in taste what so ever.