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An Egg-cellent Addition to a Vegan Diet

Vegetarians come in many varieties. Some incorporate dairy and eggs into their diets. Ovo-vegetarians eat eggs but not dairy. Vegans, on the other hand, typically follow a plant-based diet that excludes all animal products. But egg-eating vegans? For some, eggs are an important addition to a stricter vegan diet. In fact, CNN recently reported that more and more vegans are eating eggs to help round out their diets with essential nutrients.

Eggs and nutrition

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, diets that do not include eggs, fish, or a whole lot of algae are typically low in needed omega-3 fatty acids. Vegetarian diets also have a lower availability of iron, and can sometimes lack vitamins D and B-12. Davidson’s Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs are a great source of each of these important nutrients, and are chock full of high-quality protein, choline, and other valuable vitamins and minerals. (Read more about egg nutrition.) Eggs are a healthy choice for everyone, and for vegans and vegetarians, eggs can help fill important nutritional gaps.

Lentils and poached eggs

Certified Humane® eggs from Davidson’s™

Vegans and non-vegans alike are often concerned not just with a healthy diet, but also with the welfare of animals that provide important parts of our food intake. Davidson’s Safest Choice® Cage Free and Free Range/Non-GMO pasteurized eggs come from Certified Humane® farms. The goal of Certified Humane® is to improve the lives of millions of farm animals, and these eggs meet rigid animal welfare standards. Davidson’s™ eggs are also free of added antibiotics and hormones.

No matter your diet, Davidson’s™ eggs are the safe, nutritional, and compassionate choice.

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