Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Wherefore of The Eggs
JessTrev with a bit of reverence for those incredible, edible orbs.
So, I am a huge eater of the scramblers. Or over-easies, poached Benedicts or Florentines, deviled ovals begging to be slurped up in one bite. Oh, baby, I love me some eggs. Aaaand, I'm lucky enough to live near enough to the drop site for Polyface Farms. So when a friend got pregnant? My first thought was, "Hell, yeah! I need to send that woman some Eggmobile goodness." I'm sure y'all can empathize, cause life is busy, and I didn't get around to wrapping them up with a cute little card. So this tribute will have to suffice.
When I'm pregnant, I am many things. Ravenously hungry, a hair's breadth from retching agony, filled with fear and loathing of the horse-pills known as prenatal hair-shirt vitamins, and a-craving of the comfort food. For me? That means a lot of scrambled eggs on toast. So, without any clever invocation of obvious fertility symbols, I'll just say that a dozen of the best eggs I've ever tasted in my life seemed to be in order. Others have mused about farm-fresh eggs. I won't say more, except to say that they're right. These golden yolks? Are without compare.
The kicker, though, is the crazy folic acidity goodness of these eggs that Polyface just bragged about in their January newsletter:
"A quick testimonial - when I was pregnant with Lauryn last year, I was having a really hard time keeping pre-natal vitamins down. I was just too sick and they just seemed to add to the troubles. I took a copy of this article to my doctor. She looked at it and said, 'Throw the vitamins in the trash and eat the eggs! This is abolutely amazing! Where can I buy them?'" -Sheri Salatin, speaking of Polyface Farms eggs on Polyface Yum in January '08
The below compares Polyface Eggs with the USDA standard egg:
Polyface Farm vitamin E: 7.37 mg
USDA vitamin E: 0.97 mg
Vitamin A: 763 IU
USDA vitamin A: 487 IU
Beta carotene: 76.2 mcg
USDA beta carotene: 10 mcg
Folate: 10200 mcg
USDA folate: 47 mcg
Omega-3s: 0.71 g
USDA omega-3s: 0.033g
Cholesterol: 292 mg
USDA cholesterol: 423 mg
Saturated Fat: 2.31 g
USDA saturated fat: 3.1 g
What's your favorite way to acknowledge a much-wanted spark of life in a friend?