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Eggs are a common and versatile food that can be prepared in a variety of ways, from hard-boiled to scrambled, and are a staple in many diets. It also became a staple in festivities such as Easter. However, not all eggs are created equal, and there are important differences to consider when choosing which type of egg to consume.

The most common classification for eggs is based on the housing of the chicken that lays them. There are three main types: conventional, cage-free, and free-range.

Conventional eggs come from chickens that are housed in small cages and are typically fed a diet that includes antibiotics and hormones. These eggs are often less expensive, but they may not be as nutritious as other types of eggs.

Cage-free eggs come from chickens that are not kept in cages, but are still confined to a barn or other enclosed area. These chickens may have more space to move around and maybe fed a diet that is free of antibiotics and hormones. However, they may not have access to the outdoors.

Free-range eggs come from chickens that are allowed to roam freely outdoors during the day and are housed in a barn at night. These chickens are typically fed a diet that is free of antibiotics and hormones, and their eggs are often considered to be the most nutritious.

In addition to these classifications, there are also organic eggs, which are certified by the USDA to be free of pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. These eggs are often more expensive than other types of eggs, but they may provide additional health benefits. Different country may have their own version of USDA organic certification, but generally, they also taking consideration the chicken being free of the aforementioned elements.

When it comes to health benefits, eggs are a good source of high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. They are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health. However, the nutritional content of eggs can vary depending on the type of egg.

For example, free-range eggs have been found to contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D than conventional eggs. Organic eggs have also been found to contain higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as more vitamins and minerals than conventional eggs.

In addition to these health benefits, there are also certification programs that can help consumers choose eggs that are produced in a more ethical and sustainable manner. One such program is Certified Humane, which certifies that the chickens that lay the eggs are treated in a humane manner and have access to the outdoors.

But with all these certifications and labels, it often confusing for consumers to keep track. As farmer or egg distributor, it will be much more beneficial if consumer can simply recognize the kinds of eggs and the actual benefit that it contains with one simple interface.

Gratitude can help. Gratitude enables businesses to become transparent by being powered by blockchain technology, with easy-to-use tools to record their supply chain, narrate the story, verify on blockchain and present the data in a beautiful landing page that can be issued via Gratitude’s QR Code or URL that can be placed on a physical product or embedded on digital marketing campaign. Customers can then simply scan the QR codes placed on the product or click the link on a digital campaign and clearly see the product’s journey, verify sustainability claims, or even company and brand stories that the company wants to reveal to the customer.

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