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• 1⁄3 less cholesterol• 1⁄4 less saturated fat• 2⁄3 more vitamin A• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids• 3 times more vitamin E• 7 times more beta carotene
Plus there is also 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D in a Free Range/pastured egg than there is in a commercial egg.
There is one thing you need to look out for though. A lot of commercial farms are saying they are free-range when really it is just a window in a long building with chickens on the ground, packed so tight they can hardly breathe let alone walk. So make a mental note to either grow your own or buy from the local farmer, whose farm you can visit.