Omega-3 eggs under a watchful eye
Eggs containing cholesterol-fighting omega-3 acids are
now under scrutiny.
Most people around the world who purchase eggs believe, or assume, that
eggs enriched with omega-3 fatty acids provide more health benefits to an
individual than normal regular eggs. However, the question being asked is "Are
the health benefits really worth the extra costs?"
Experts agree that omega-3 found in fish and some plants are "good" fatty
acids. They have proven to be very beneficial and help to prevent heart
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), however, says that
consumers are being hoodwinked when it comes to omega-3 eggs.
"These egg producers, egged on by their trade association, is brazenly
putting omega-3 claims in big print on the front of the labels, knowing that
that is a buzzword that will attract people," says Michael Jacobson of the
The organisation recently called on the FDA to enforce its own regulations
and stop the egg industry from using what it calls misleading labels and
The FDA is aware of the complaint by the Center and says it is looking into
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