Carrot Eggs

Carrot Eggs

Category : Food

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These popped up in the supermarket recently, so of course I had to investigate.

Obviously they are not laid by carrots, or even by hens which have been eating carrots, which would have been an interesting sight.

In fact, the ‘carrot’ part is the bright orange yolk inside, which comes from the hens being fed alfalfa or marigold petals. These make the yolk high in lutein, which apparently helps prevent eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration.

It’s also an amusing throwback to the old wife’s tale that eating carrots is good for your eyes (because rabbits can see so well in the dark…)

They taste exactly the same although are slightly more expensive than regular eggs, at S$3.25 for 10, but what price your eyesight?