Farm Pride launches Omega-3 enriched eggs

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 28th July 2009

Farm Pride, one of Australia’s largest egg production and manufacturing companies, has launched free range omega-3 enriched eggs onto the Australian market.The ASX-listed firm launched the eggs nationally earlier this month and have now also introduced ‘pink’ eggs to support the McGrath Foundation.

The Farm Pride free range omega-3 enriched eggs come from chickens that are fed a natural grain diet fortified with omega-3 to produce eggs rich in omega-3.

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid with proven key nutritional benefits for reducing the risk of heart disease, assisting in healthy brain function and development, and playing a major role in infant growth and development.

Zelko Lendich, Farm Pride’s Managing Director, said the new product was tailored toward the ever discerning healthy consumer.

The omega-3 enriched free range eggs contain more than double the amount of omega-3 found naturally in standard eggs.

McGrath Foundation support

Farm Pride has also introduced pink packaging this month, with 20 cents from each pink pack sold to be directed toward the McGrath Foundation – which raises money to support women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families, whilst also educating young women about the risk of breast cancer.

“This is a fantastic cause helping so many women and their families across the country and we are proud to be a part of the fundraising efforts,” Mr Lendich said.