Vitamins A, E and fatty acid composition of the eggs of caged hens and pastured hens

@article{Karsten2010VitaminsAE,
  title={Vitamins A, E and fatty acid composition of the eggs of caged hens and pastured hens},
  author={H. Karsten and P. Patterson and R. Stout and G. Crews},
  journal={Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={45-54}
}
  • H. Karsten, P. Patterson, +1 author G. Crews
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems
  • In the US farmers often market pastured poultry eggs for a premium price, claiming animal and human health benefits. We examined how moving pastured hens to forage legumes or mixed grasses influenced hen (Gallus gallus L.) egg omega-3 fatty acids and concentrations of vitamins A and E. We also compared the eggs of the pastured hens to those of hens fed a commercial diet in cages. We used a cross-over design to compare pasture species: 75 sister hens were assigned to one of three pasture… CONTINUE READING
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