Omega-3 Eggs - Are they Worth it?

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  1. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    I was under the impression that most of the fat from Omega-3 was exactly that, and that they would contain less saturated fats.

    After making the purchases,

    Omega-3 Eggs:

    Calories from Fat 45.0
    Fat 5.0 g
    Saturated Fat : 1.5g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g

    Regular Eggs:
    Calories from Fat 47.9
    Fat 5.3g
    Saturated Fat 1.6g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.71g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2.0g



    Is it just the eggs i'm buying? or is that pretty standard. 0.3g difference ?

    I'm consuming fish oil as a suppliment already - so to me that doesn't look like much
     
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    I've actually wondered this myself and I believe the difference to be nominal, especially when omega 3 eggs are nearly triple the price of regular eggs. with that said i stick to regular eggs myself and get my omega 3s through oils, nuts, etc.
     
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    ^ exactly my thoughts. While reading the Palumbo diet in evoludes log, there was a statement about all the fat being omega-3.

    Should have looked before i purchased.

    (also, i forgot to indicate the saturated fat in a omega-3 egg....1.5, so it's pretty much the same in saturated fat)
     
  4. reminisce

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    no.

    the ones i have seen have fine print that say "100mg of omega 3 per egg"

    so .1g omega 3 per egg, rest is normal fats, but at least double price? no thanks.
     
  5. Frank Dux

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    I get them.... the ones I get have 400 mg's of omega 3 and are a little less than 2 bucks for a dozen

    Can't say for sure if it's made a difference but the yolk has a different color than regular eggs...
     
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