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    Conventional eggs okay if I toss the yolks?

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    Eggs are one of my favorite foods, and we all know they're a great, cheap source of protein.

    If I separate out the nasty yolks from conventional eggs, is there any reason to avoid them? I still include a few pastured yolks for good measure, but I like cooking up big frittatas with the whites only.

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    I'd still eat the yolks.

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    Gaaaah. Toss out the whites and eat the yolks.

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    why in the hell would you do that.

    eat the entire thing. "conventional eggs" is a ridiculous term.

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    Can't make good frittatas with only egg yolks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
    why in the hell would you do that.

    eat the entire thing. "conventional eggs" is a ridiculous term.
    For the same reason people recommend trimming the fat on conventional meat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilian View Post
    For the same reason people recommend trimming the fat on conventional meat?
    I understand the concept, but in the case of eggs you lose more than you gain. The nutritiousness in the egg yolk outweighs the altered fat profile from conventional farming IMO.

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    The yolks are not "nasty" - so I can't see any reason to toss them away, except that you want less energy from them! Yes, I also toss some of them out sometimes, but that's because I wan't more of something else into my diet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilian View Post
    For the same reason people recommend trimming the fat on conventional meat?
    I was wondering if that was your thought process. The problem is there's nutrition left in the conventional meat when you toss the fat. Egg whites are a good source of protein and not so much else. The yolk is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. I think the benefits of even the worst supermarket egg yolks outweigh the risks. So one more vote for what Neckhammer and everybody else said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorbag View Post
    The yolks are not "nasty"
    Not nasty, but sort of pale and flaccid. A yolk from my local farmer, on the other hand, is a bright, beautiful yellow-orange orb of nutrition.

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