Discover the nutrient-rich goodness of Chiques Creek Hemp Eggs. Our cage free birds are fed a special all-vegetarian diet with hemp seed meal which results in higher nutrients and more omega-3 compared to a standard egg. Our vitamin- and mineral-packed hemp eggs are sure to be your new favorites—try them today!
You Are What You Eat
The adage goes, “you are what you eat.” Which is why a lot of folk try to eat as healthy and in as environmentally conscious a way as they can. But what if you could do more? What if the healthy considerations began even before the food products made their way to your grocery store?
Thanks to Chiques Creek, you don’t have to wonder any longer.
Better Than Standard Eggs
Chiques Creek knows that by feeding our hens a nutrient-packed diet not only benefits our hens, but it benefits you too as some of those extra nutrients are passed along into her eggs! Our cage-free birds are fed a special all-vegetarian diet with 20% hemp seed meal which results in higher nutrients when compared to a standard egg, including:
33% more lutein (300mcg) resulting in rich colored yolks.
More than 3x the omega-3 (150mg) than a standard egg.
At just 70 calories, our eggs are packed with 6g of protein to keep you full.
Contain an excellent source of:
Vitamin B12 – 2x that found in standard eggs!
Vitamin D – 4x that found in standard eggs!
As always, our cage-free birds are raised humanely without antibiotics which is why we are proud to be American Humane Certified™
Feed is the foundation of good health for our hens. It’s what helps us to provide you with the best, most nutritious hemp eggs, which is why we take it so seriously.
Here’s a look at some of the first-rate ingredients we use to feed our hens and what they do for our eggs:
Vitamin D3, which is important for calcium utilization is also beneficial for strong immunity and overall health. Our hemp eggs have 4x more vitamin D than ordinary eggs. Not only is this important for muscle and bone development but it’s also why our hemp eggs have stronger eggshells, and last longer.
Vitamin E helps protect the cells in the body from oxidation. By keeping nutrients in the feed fresh, vitamin E helps to protect the omega-3s from going rancid and producing off-flavors in the egg. That’s why our hemp eggs are loaded with higher levels of vitamin E than ordinary eggs! Vitamin E is also a natural antioxidant enhancing the immune system so that it can better fight disease.
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin plays a vital role in helping to maintain the body’s energy supply by metabolizing nucleic acids and proteins, as well as carbohydrates and fats. B2 promotes the healthy growth and egg production of our hens!
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid is important for the metabolism, skin health, and the nervous system. Now, while all B vitamins help you convert the protein, carbohydrates, and fats you eat into energy, pantothenic acid also stimulates synthesis of antibodies, which increase our hens’ resistance to pathogens.
Vitamin B12 helps with protein synthesis and contributes to strong nerve and blood systems. It aids in keeping us energized and going throughout the day—which is why there’s more than double the B12 compared to ordinary eggs.
Healthy grains (corn) and hempseed cake are part of the diet of our hens, which helps to increase the content of lutein. In fact, our hemp eggs have 20% more lutein (300mcg lutein) than ordinary eggs! These components affect the xanthophyll (color of our yolks) providing a more vibrant and consistent egg pigmentation while also benefiting eye and skin health and strengthening immunity.
Our Hemp Eggs have 3x more omega-3 than ordinary eggs, which helps strengthen bones and promotes a healthy heart. The plant-based omega-3s in the hempseed meal diets for our birds come from linolenic acid found in canola oil. Having the lowest level of saturated fat of the common vegetable oils, using canola oil helps reduce the saturated fat in our eggs, and contributes to a great-tasting, flavorful egg.
Calcium and Phosphorous are mineral deposits which are beneficial to our hens and egg production. Most of the calcium in our hens’ feed comes from coarse and fine ground limestone (calcium carbonate). The phosphorus comes from monocalcium phosphate (MCP), which also supplies some calcium. Together they work to ensure our eggs have superior shell strength/thickness – which, in turn, helps to keep eggs stay fresh longer.
We add a probiotic to the hempseed meal diet of our hens to support optimal gut health and to strengthen immunity.