Planting with Egg Shells

Summer is here, and you know what that means: it’s time to get your hands dirty! To ring in the ...

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The Facts about Eggs and Omega-3 Fats

Here at Burnbrae Farms, we often get questions about omega-3 fats and eggs. I hope with today’s blog posting that I will help you understand omega-3 fats, why they are important for health, and how eggs contribute as a source of this important nutrient.

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The Perfect Holiday Gift – Two Hens and a Rooster

For the seventh year, Burnbrae Farms will match every “Hens and Roosters” gift purchased from World Vision’s Gift Catalogue, up to the value of $15,000. Canadians have the opportunity to purchase “hens and roosters” for families in need in one of the 50 countries that World Vision supports around the world.

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Pairing Eggs and Calcium for Bone Health

Do you know that eggs play a role in bone health? Most people make the connection between dairy products, calcium and bone health, but many don’t know that eggs play a role, too! Eggs are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D, which is a vital partner to calcium when building healthy bones. November is the perfect time to talk about pairing calcium and vitamin D in egg and dairy recipes since November is Osteoporosis Month. Osteoporosis Canada is drawing attention to this condition that affects two million Canadians.

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Eggs & Kids – New Guidelines and Fun Food Ideas

Eggs are a source of iron, so they are an ideal first food to give babies that essential nutrient. As your baby develops into a toddler and an older child, keep eggs on the menu!

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Eye Health

You may not think about the link between eye health and eating, but maintaining healthy eyes really starts with what’s on your plate. Whole foods contain a host of different nutrients that help reduce the risk of age-related vision problems such as AMD. These nutrients may also protect against other eye diseases, such as cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.

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Snacking Trends in Canada

I’ve been snacking on eggs forever but I guess growing up with egg farmers can have that effect on you. I’m so happy to see that Canadians are beginning to embrace eggs as a snack option. They are rich in protein, which fills the hunger gap and keeps you satisfied until your next meal. Plus they contain lots of vitamins and minerals which you just can’t get from popular snack options such as chips or chocolate bars.

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Choline - The Super Nutrient Found in Eggs

You probably already love eggs because they are nutritious. They contain protein, healthy fat, and a bunch of different vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D and selenium. One of the less well-known nutrients in eggs is choline, which is a vitamin-like substance that’s essential in the diet.

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Encouraging News about Eggs & Diabetes

Here at Burnbrae Farms, we’re always following the news about diabetes, specifically because the research on egg consumption for people with diabetes is always evolving. We want to ensure we share the most up-to-date, scientific and accurate information. Here’s what we know so far.

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Eggs Can Help You Maintain A Healthy Body Weight

Sometimes my friends and colleagues ask me if I always eat eggs for breakfast. With an adamant “Yes I do,” their next question is “Why?” The reasons are many. Having spent a number years immersing myself in the research around eggs, I believe that I am making a sensible choice to maintain a healthy body weight and to care for my long-term health. Here’s why.

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Egg Secrets – My Favourite Tips & Tricks with Eggs

Sure, you know how to scramble an egg. But do you know the best way to boil, peel and store eggs? How about sizing and determining freshness? Growing up in a farming family where eggs were the focal point, I have gathered so many great tips and tricks that I want to share with you. Here goes!

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Hot Off The Press – Eggs every day are totally okay!

My breakfast almost always includes eggs, so I was pleased to read about two new studies published in May that further support my daily decision. Remember a few years ago when eggs were much maligned in the popular press, and were wrongfully associated with high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes? The tides have turned, and this new research further supports what we’ve said all along: Eggs every day are totally okay!

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Exciting News about Sports & Eggs

While many athletes rely on egg whites as a lean source of protein, a new study out of the University of Toronto shows that whole eggs may actually have an edge over egg whites as a superior protein builder.

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