Brown vs White Eggs — Is There a Difference?

Brown vs White Eggs — Is There a Difference?

 

 

 

 

Brown vs White Eggs — Is There a Difference?

Many people have a preference when it comes to egg colour.

Some people believe brown eggs are healthier or more natural, while others feel that white eggs are cleaner or simply taste better.

But are the differences between brown and white eggs more than shell-deep?

This article explores whether one type of egg is truly healthier or tastier.

Eggs Come in Many Colours

Chicken eggs can come in different colours, and it’s common to find both brown and white eggs in the supermarket.

However, many people don’t know what causes eggs to have different colours.

The answer is quite simple — egg colour depends on the breed of the chicken. But while genetics is the main factor that determines egg colour, other factors can have an influence too.

For example, as hens that lay brown eggs age, they tend to lay larger and lighter-coloured eggs.

The hen’s environment, diet and level of stress may also affect shell colour, to some extent.

These factors can make the shade lighter or darker, but not necessarily change the colour itself. The main factor determining colour is still the breed.

Are Brown Eggs Healthier Than White Eggs?

Often, people who prefer brown eggs do so because they believe brown eggs are more natural and healthy than white eggs.

However, the truth is that all eggs are nutritionally very similar, regardless of size, grade or colour.

Both brown and white eggs are healthy foods. A typical egg contains lots of vitamins, minerals and high-quality protein, all wrapped up into less than 80 calories.

However, scientists have compared eggs with brown shells to those with white shells to see if there is any difference. Several studies have found that shell colour has no significant effect on egg quality and composition.

This means that the colour of an egg’s shell doesn’t have much to do with how healthy it is. The only real difference is the pigment in the shell.

However, there are other factors that can affect the nutritional content of an egg.

The hen’s environment can have a major impact. For example, eggs from hens that are allowed to roam in the sunshine contain 3–4 times the amount of Vitamin D you’d find in eggs from a conventionally raised hen.

The type of feed a hen eats can also affect the nutrient content of her eggs.

Hens fed a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids produce eggs that contain much higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than normal. The same effect has been found with vitamin D when chickens eat vitamin-D-enriched feed.omega-3 fatty acids

SUMMARY: There is no nutritional difference between brown and white eggs. However, a hen’s diet and environment can affect an egg’s nutrition.

Why Are Brown Eggs More Expensive?

Even though brown and white eggs seem to be the same by all measures other than colour, brown eggs still tend to cost more at the store.

This fact has led many people to believe that brown eggs are healthier or higher-quality than white ones.

However, the cause of this price gap is quite different.

In truth, brown eggs cost more because in the past, brown-laying hens tended to be larger and lay fewer eggs than white-laying hens. Therefore, brown eggs needed to be sold at a higher price to make up for the extra costs.

Today, brown-laying hens have nearly the same production costs as white-laying hens. Nevertheless, their eggs still tend to come with a higher price tag.

This may be because specialty eggs, such as free-range or organic, tend to be brown rather than white.

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APEDA Registration

APEDA Registration

 

 

 

 

APEDA Registration – Process, Documents Required, Advantages

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government organization established in 1985 through an act for the development and promotion of export of scheduled products. It provides financial assistance, information, guidelines towards the development of scheduled products. The products specified under the APEDA ACT are called schedule products and exporters of such scheduled products are required register under APEDA.

Objective of APEDA
Functions of APEDA Authorities
Registration Process
Documents are Required for registration
The advantage of APEDA Registration
Online registration process

Objective of APEDA

The objective of APEDA is to promote schedule products export and to achieve this various functions has been undertaken by this body under the regulation of central government. Central government lays down the rules and regulation and implements through this body for the efficient administration of APEDA Act.

Functions of APEDA Authorities

Authorities are assigned with functions such as:

  1. Promotion of export-oriented production and development of the Scheduled products
  2. Setting the standards and specifications for the scheduled products
  3. Registration of exporters of the scheduled products on payment of required fees
  4. Improving packaging and marketing of the Scheduled products
  5. Carrying out an inspection of products for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products
  6. Training in various aspects of the industries connected with the scheduled products
  7. Development of industries relating to the scheduled products and undertaking surveys, feasibility studies etc
  8. Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments and publication of such statistics

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of scheduled products such as Fruits, Vegetable, Meat, Poultry Products. Dairy Products, Confectionery, Biscuits, Bakery Products, Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products, Cocoa products, chocolates, floriculture Products. Pickles, Papads and Chutneys etc

Registration Process

For registering under APEDA, the applicant should submit the application form within 1 month from the date of undertaking the business. If the exporter of scheduled products fails to register within that time limit due to sufficient cause, such date can be extended only by the Authority.

Once the application duly filed and paid by the applicant, the authority will issue Registration -Cum- Membership- Certificate (RCMC). This registration is one-time registration and all the registered members are governed by the rules & regulations under APEDA Act

Documents are required for registration

  1. Duly signed an application form
  2. Copy of Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T.
  3. Bank Certificate duly signed by the authorities
  4. Bank A/c. statement of the bank account of the firm (for latest 2 months)
  5. Cancelled cheque

The advantage of APEDA Registration

  1. With respect to the export of scheduled products, APEDA registration is mandatory.
  2. Exporters can avail the various financial assistance schemes of APEDA.
  3. It helps the exporters in brand publicity through advertisement, packaging development, database up-gradation and surveys etc
  4. Provides guidelines to exporters about the various  products and countries for export
  5. Registered members can participate in training programmes organized by APEDA for various scheduled products and thereby improve their business.

Online registration process

With the objective of simplification of procedures and ease of doing business with effect from 1.8.2015, the issuance of RCMC has been made online using digital signatures. Exporters can submit an application online and the steps are listed below:

  1. Login to the APEDA Website and click on “Register as Member” tab
  2. Enter the basic detail – IE CODE, Email ID & Mobile number and then submit
  3. One Time Password for confirming the details will be sent on E-mail and mobile number and the same has to be entered on the verification screen and click on Submit to proceed.
  4. Once verification is complete, fill in the online application and upload the required documents. The documents should be in the JPEG, PDF or PNG formats only.
  5. On-line application can be completed in one or more sessions by revisiting the website using the assigned OTP. Once the information is entered in the respective fields, save the data. The data entered can be edited until online payment is not made.
  6. Fee for the registration is Rs. 5000/- excluding taxes and can be made through any of the following modes:
    • Credit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
    • Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
    • Demand draft in favour of “APEDA” payable with respective cities
  1. After completion of Payment process, an application number will be generated. This is application number and required for future reference.
  2. On issuance of RCMC, Login detail will be sent to the registered email of the exporter. The Exporter may login into their account through “Exporter Login” link given at APEDA website.
  3. Status of the RCMC application can be viewed by clicking the “Track Application” link to view the status of the application by submitting the IE Code and Application number until it is issued.
  4. If there is any shortcoming in the application the exporter will have to monitor and resubmit the document online.
  5. The final procedure is the approval of RCMC from APEDA officials and once the approval is granted the Certificate can be taken using APEDA Login under the heading of “View RCMC Certificate” under RCMC Menu.

Further details are available on APEDA’s website

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