Kitchen Tips
from the Farm Kitchen
Egg Color, Size, and Grading

adapted from Country Egg, City Egg

Are white eggs better than brown eggs?


"Egg color is a distinction not of quality, but of chicken variety," according to chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark, authors of Country Egg, City Egg.


Brown eggs are produced by reddish-brown hens and white eggs by white hens. The older the hen, the larger the eggs it lays. Large Grade AA eggs are produced by hens at least a year old.

Eggs are graded on the thickness of their egg white. Grade A eggs have slightly thinner egg whites than Grade AA. Grade B are substandard in egg white thickness and rarely found in grocery stores.


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