Eggs…it’s all we do, but we do them well!
“The Ballyeamon Hens have got it all!
Time to sleep and time to way
Lush green grass to run and play
And that panoramic view of Cushendall
Yes! Recently I read it on an egg box
It’s there, in print for everyone to see
If I could be a Hen in Ballyeamon
The credit crunch just wouldn’t worry me!“
A poem by Miss Kathleen McGarvey
With agriculture embracing friendly practices,
demand for free range eggs has grown. At Ballyeamon Eggs our free range hens produce healthy eggs which in turn can help to keep people healthy as well. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.
Eggs also provide 10 percent of a person’s daily recommended protein, iron, minerals and B vitamins including the folic acid recommended for pregnant women. According to one study, researchers found that people who eat eggs everyday lower their risk of cataracts because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.
One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.
A regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke and heart attacks.