Why Do Specialty Eggs Like Cage-Free Cost More?
When my father Joe Hudson first started to produce eggs more than 80 years ago, Burnbrae Farms offered one type of egg. Today, we’re proud to offer 15 varieties of eggs that are produced in different ways to meet consumers’ desires. One main difference is the variety of housing the hens are raised in.
5 Reasons to Pack Eggs on your Camping Trip
We’re looking forward to spending time camping in Canada’s great outdoors. Here are 5 reasons why you should take eggs on your camping trip this summer.
Summer Snacking Packed with Protein
My dietitian told me that it's important to enjoy protein after activity in order to make up for any muscle breakdown. So, I prepare snacks that contain eggs, Greek yogurt, cheese, peanut butter or other protein-rich foods that my family enjoys. We either pair the protein snack with a glass of water or we include fluid right in the snack - such as when we make nutritious homemade ice pops or smoothies.
Walking Daily is Good for Your Health
Physical activity guidelines for Canadian adults suggest that we should get at least two and a half hours (150 minutes) of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity each week. But it doesn’t need to be all at once – the exercise can be split up into sessions of 10 minutes or more throughout the week. Examples of aerobic activity include brisk walking, bike riding, skating or playing sports such as hockey, pickleball and basketball.
Innovations in Agriculture
In January, I was live on the air with home economist Peggy O’Neil, the host of the radio show Food for the Future on CFPL 980. The show was part of a monthly series, Food for Thought, in which Peggy unpacks some of the “big ideas” about food and food systems to stimulate lively discussions and find the way forward together. On the show, we discussed innovations in agriculture, a global priority to ensure there is enough food for everyone. I explained that the need for innovation is ever-present in all that we do at Burnbrae Farms, and that a combination of family values and sustainability have influenced virtually every decision throughout the years.
Exciting Nutritional News on Egg Protein
Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein. In fact, when ranked scientifically among other protein sources, eggs come out on top. Now, a new study published in June 2022 did a deep dive into the specific benefits of egg protein. Turns out, this high-quality protein source plays a role in protecting against sarcopenia, building muscle, and helping with weight maintenance.
The Vital Importance of Vitamin D
I always make sure to choose foods that are rich in vitamin D, and I also take vitamin D supplements if needed. Why? The body’s immune system requires vitamin D to fight off any invading bacteria and viruses – even respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold). Vitamin D also helps quell inflammation and researchers continue to investigate other possible functions, such as protecting against multiple sclerosis and depression.
2022 Memorable Moments
2022 has been a rewarding but challenging year for Burnbrae Farms, as it has been for so many families and businesses again this year. I’m extremely proud of how hard everyone at Burnbrae Farms
Proudly certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise
I am proud to announce that we are now certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).
How Eggs Fit Into Canada’s Food Guide
Canada’s Food Guide offers tips and advice to help Canadians eat well. One component of the guide is the Food Guide Snapshot, a plate model that helps with meal planning. Have you seen it? It wisely proportions a plate into four quadrants, so it’s an easy visual for creating a balanced meal. You simply fill two quadrants with vegetables and fruit, one quadrant with whole grains, and the final quadrant with a source of protein such as eggs, beef, pork, poultry, dairy, tofu, or beans.
Rising Food Prices and The Role Eggs Can Play
If you’ve been grocery shopping lately, you’ve likely noticed a steep increase in prices all around the store. Due to a combination of factors from the pandemic, including issues with food production, transportation, packaging and supply chain, your average grocery bill has likely grown. The dilemma facing many of us is how to ensure that meals remain accessible, affordable and enjoyable amid rising food prices. One solution is to enjoy eggs more often as part of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. As a source of protein with more than 16 essential vitamins and minerals, eggs are a cost effective way to add nutrition and enjoyment to the plate.
Five Tips for Egg Storage and Freshness
Today I’m going to share some great tips to help you reduce egg waste by keeping them fresh and ready-to-use at home for longer.