Why are some egg yolks darker yellow?

Why are some egg yolks darker yellow?

Why are some egg yolks darker yellow? Hens that are fed wheat and barley produce eggs with lighter color yolks. Hens fed green plants, corn and alfalfa produce eggs with darker color yolks. The yolk color does not indicate hen health or egg nutrition. The yolk color also has no relationship to egg quality, flavor, cooking characteristics or …

Why are my Egg yolks Orange?

Why is my egg yolk dark orange?Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, broccoli leaves, and leaf lettuceVegetables that are orange in color include squash, pumpkins, carrots, and pumpkinsOrange or yellow flowers such as buttercups, marigolds, and goldenrodRed vegetables and fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and beets

What is the difference between a yellow and an orange egg yolk?

A pale yellow yolk and a deep orange-gold yolk will have the same amount of protein and fat, although a darker yolk may mean more vitamins and less cholesterol. But the jury is still out on that one. That said, some folks swear (the author included!) that the darker the yolk, the tastier the egg.

What does egg yolk color mean?

Yolk color is the result of pigments in the chickens’ feed. Dark and light yolks have the same nutrition. Ultimately, we get the biggest nutritional bang for our buck by eating the whole egg since all those nutrients work together in our bodies.