Nutritional Benefits

BYH provide families with accessible organic eggs, without the harmful effects of antibiotics, hormones, or other chemical additives (Urban Agriculture Kingston, 2010). Studies show that eggs from hens who are allowed to graze on grass are also more nutritious (Long & Alterman, 2007; Foreman, 2010; Ussery, 2011), containing 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fat, 2/3 more vitamin A, 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids, 3 times more vitamin E, and 7 times more beta carotene, as depicted in the picture below.