Purchasing free range eggs or eggs from a local farmer’s market, as opposed to the caged chicken eggs you generally see at the grocery store, is not just an environmental and ethical good deed but it is also a cleaner and more beneficial protein. Many people use eggs to support their body’s protein requirements for a few reasons. Eggs are cheap, easy/quick to cook, and an egg contains just 75 calories yet packs 7 grams of protein. Eggs have many health benefits and by choosing the “green” egg, the health benefits increase. According to nationalgeographic.com free range eggs, on average, contain a third less cholesterol and a fourth less saturated fat that a caged chicken egg. Free range eggs have higher concentrations of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Free range means that the chicken was raised outside and free from a small cage. An egg that has the most health benefits comes from a free range pasture-fed chicken, usually found at a local farm or at a community market. If you purchase your eggs locally, not only are you supporting local environmentally responsible businesses, but you will gain even more nutritional benefits then the already beneficial free range.