Vital Farms eggs are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians who are ecologically conscious. You may be wondering how eggs can be considered vegetarian if they come from chickens, but we can clarify. Vegetarianism is the act of avoiding foods that require killing animals to receive their nutritional values. In the eggs you eat, an embryo has not had the chance to form, so there is no killing involved in the process. Although vegetarian diets can vary greatly, many vegetarians eat eggs as a main source for protein.
There are many reasons to eat vegetarian, but a common trend of vegetarianism is the care of animal lives. As Paul McCartney stated, “I realized as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.” The appreciation for animals and their livelihood is not forgotten by Vital Farms. All our ladies have free range to wander our fields and forage for their natural diets. They not only can roam freely, but in doing so they fertilize and maintain their field themselves! These self-sufficient ladies are Certified Humane and it shows in our eggs’ taste and nutritional benefits!
For the most part, our ladies eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet that is essential for their well-being and quality of the eggs. However, since they are pasture-raised, they do end up eating worms and insects in the grass they consume. Therefore, their diet is not 100% vegetarian. That said, we find our pasture-raising process to be the most humane and least cruel to the chickens overall, which is something any vegetarian can be proud of. In fact, there has been a recent trend in vegans consuming animal by-products that were obtained humanely, mostly eggs. The trend is called “veggan,” and our Vital Farms eggs would certainly qualify.
Vital Farm eggs have 1/3 the cholesterol, ¼ the saturated fat of our competitors! They also have more vitamin A, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E and beta carotene!
Whatever your reason for being a vegetarian, our eggs have you covered.