What Are Specialty Eggs?

Find out what makes one egg different from another
Specialty Egg Facts

Learn all about why specialty eggs should be a part of your regular diet.

There is a wide variety of eggs in your supermarket, but not all eggs are created equal. You may see eggs whose labels claim that they promote nutrition, or eggs that are organic or cage-free. These are referred to as “specialty eggs.” Eggs without these nutrition claims or benefits are referred to as ordinary or regular eggs.

Eggland’s Best eggs are a great example of a specialty egg brand. Eggland’s Best (EB) eggs contain 10 times more vitamin E, double the omega-3, and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. These are just some of the nutrition benefits found in EB eggs.

In order to produce specialty eggs, Eggland’s Best has created a special diet to feed its hens. Egg nutrition can be enhanced by adding nutritious ingredients to hen feed. Eggland’s Best hens are fed a unique, all-vegetarian blend of nutritious grains, soybean meal, canola oil, and a Biotene® supplement that’s made with alfalfa, vitamin E, and sea kelp.

Although some egg producers may feed their hens animal byproducts, Eggland’s Best always excludes these ingredients. Eggland’s Best eggs will never contain added hormones, steroids, or antibiotics.

Although all of Eggland’s Best are categorized as specialty eggs, other specific categories of EB eggs are available. Eggland’s Best also produces organic eggs; these eggs come from hens that have been raised in compliance with USDA organic regulations. These regulations include how the hens are raised and fed, and which chemicals are banned from organic raising practices. EB hens that are laying organic eggs are allowed to roam free around their coops and are free to explore the outdoors when weather and safety permit. A “cage-free” label means that the hens laying cage-free eggs are allowed to move freely in their houses, and have free and continued access to feed and water all day long. They are also given nests where they can comfortably lay their eggs. 


Eggland’s Best strives to provide the very best quality, nutrition, and freshness in each carton of eggs. Using EB in your daily diet ensures you are using the highest quality egg on the market.