This is what the colour of your egg yolk means
New Delhi : Did you know that the colour of the yolk really matters? Recently in a research it was said that having an orange yolk is actually better for health.
According to a study published by the Journal of Food Science, egg yolks that have a darker colour such as a mustard yellow or a light orange typically contain even more omega-3s and vitamins compared to an average lighter yolk egg. The difference in the two different eggs is actually based on the diet and health of the chicken who laid them.
The orange yolks are typically produced by pasture-raised hens whose diets consist of fresh grass, worms, and grasshoppers. This diet is rich in carotenoids, which gives the yolks the rich orange colour.
However, while some chickens are feasting on a good diet, others don't get as much of a healthy feed, which does result in a lighter yolk.
If the yolk is light yellow, those hens were likely fed a vegetarian diet consisting of corn and wheat, says researchers.
Even though the darker yolks do provide rich nutrients for the consumers, that does not mean the nutritional value of the egg changes at all. In fact, the yolk will still provide the same amount of protein and fat, no matter what colour it is.