Per 1 large egg (53 g)
- Calories 70
- Fat 5 g 8 %
- Saturated 1.5 g 8 %
- + Trans 0 g
- Omega-6 0.8 g
- Omega-3 0.4 g
- Monounsaturated 2 g
- Cholesterol 195 mg
- Sodium 65 mg 3 %
- Carbohydrate 1 g 1 %
- Fibre 0 g
- Sugars 0 g
- Protein 6 g
- Vitamin A 10 %
- Vitamin C 0 %
- Calcium 2 %
- Iron 6 %
- Vitamin D 15 %
- Vitamin E 50 %
- Thiamine 2 %
- Riboflavin 15 %
- Niacin 8 %
- Vitamin B6 2 %
- Folate 15 %
- Vitamin B12 50 %
- Pantothenate 20 %
- Phosphorus 6 %
- Zinc 8 %
- Selenium 35 %
Naturegg Omega 3 is a nutritionally enhanced egg for people looking for natural foods with more essential nutrients. While all eggs are nutritious, natural and offer a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals, Naturegg Omega 3 eggs also provide an additional source of DHA omega-3 fatty acids. To produce these eggs, our chickens eat an all-natural, flax-based diet that was developed by researchers at the University of Guelph.
Naturegg Omega 3 eggs have the same great taste and cooking versatility as regular eggs.
Omega-3s and Your Health
Omega-3 fats are an important factor for good health throughout life. In the early years, omega-3 fats are recognized as particularly vital for heathy growth and development.
There are three main types of omega-3 fats in foods:
- ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
- EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
While ALA is considered essential, most people likely get enough of this omega-3 fat because it is found in many plant foods including nuts and seeds like walnuts and flaxseeds and vegetable oils like canola oil.
It is especially important to focus on getting enough of DHA and EPA omega-3s. That’s because many people likely don’t get enough of these long-chain omega-3 fats found primarily in fatty fish like salmon.
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA supports the normal physical development of the brain, eyes and nerves primarily in children under two year of age. The Institute of Medicine that sets nutrition recommendations for Canadians stated that "The developing brain accumulates large amounts of DHA during the pre- and postnatal development and this accumulation continues throughout the first 2 years after birth".1
Dietitians of Canada suggest that healthy adults aim for a daily DHA + EPA omega-3 intake of 500 mg.2
Canada’s Food Guide also recommends two 75 g servings of fatty fish per week to get these Omega-3s.
Since Naturegg Omega-3 eggs are enhanced with DHA, they’re a convenient option to help to fill the gap between intakes and needs.
Learn more about your needs and food sources of omega-3 fats.
1. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Washington, (DC): National Academies Press; 2005. P. 444-5.
2. Kris-Etherton PM and Innis S. Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: Dietary Fatty Acids. JADA, 2007; 107(9):1599-1611.
Why Choose Naturegg Omega-3 Eggs
Naturegg Omega 3 is a nutritionally-enhanced egg for people looking for natural foods with more essential nutrients.
While all eggs are nutritious, all-natural and offer a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals, Naturegg Omega 3 eggs also provide an additional source of omega-3 fats.
To produce these eggs, our chickens eat an all-natural, flax-based diet that was developed by researchers at the University of Guelph.
Omega-3 fats are needed for children’s normal growth and development and for good health throughout life. Food sources of omega-3 matter since our bodies cannot make the essential omega-3 fats we need.
Best of all, consumer testing has shown that Naturegg Omega 3 eggs have the same great taste and cooking versatility so unique to regular eggs.
Main Benefits and Nutrition Facts
(per 1 large egg 53 g)
- Source of omega-3 polyunsaturates
- 75 mg of DHA omega-3 fatty acids
- Provides a minimum of 20% of the Daily Value of total omega-3 polyunsaturates (8 times more than regular large eggs)
- Produced by hens fed an all-natural, flax-based diet with added vitamin E
- Appealing bright golden yolk
- Premium quality and freshness
Eating Well with Naturegg Omega 3 Eggs
Naturegg Omega 3 eggs are a great option if you are looking to include more omega-3 fats in your diet.
Each large Naturegg Omega 3 egg provides 20% of the Daily Value for omega-3 polyunsaturated fats.
It’s good to know Canada's Food Guide recognizes eggs as a nutritious choice for healthy eating. The Food Guide recommends 2 eggs as a Food Guide Serving from the Meat and Alternatives food group.
You can use Naturegg Omega 3 eggs in any recipes or dishes that call for regular shell eggs.
Naturegg Omega 3 eggs are also available in three sizes, 6-pack medium, 12 and 18 pack large shell eggs. You can also choose between brown and white omega 3 eggs.