If you’ve spent any time with us at State & Allen Kitchen + Bar, you know that sustainable, simple eating is a big part of our promise to you. We find that food just tastes better when it’s grown locally, when it’s harvested at the right times, and when it's good to the environment.
This thought process goes into each and every item we source, which is why all our eggs we use are free range eggs! That’s right – our eggs in a basket, omelets, scrambled eggs, and more are all free range eggs. In addition to being better for the environment, here are a few other benefits of free range eggs that we value here at State & Allen:
Higher Nutritional Value
While standardized labels for eggs can be tricky, in general, when an egg is labeled “free range,” it means that chicken was given ample time to roam and forage for food, collecting its own natural sources of food from its environment and taking it lots of natural sunlight. Research has shown that this method of raising chickens increases the essential vitamins and minerals found the in egg. A free range egg is shown to have more of Vitamins A and E, lower cholesterol levels, twice as much Omega-3 fatty acids, and less saturated fat that its conventional counterpart!
While this may be subjective, we believe that healthier eggs just taste better. Often you’ll notice that eggs from free range chickens are brighter in color than those grown with conventional methods. This is a reflection of the nutrition that went into the chicken, which in turn affects the flavor of the egg.