Stonegate, producer of Clarence Court eggs, has launched its first vitamin enriched egg range – ‘Enriched’
Enriched free-range hens are fed on one of three enhanced diets that create the Enriched range; Energise, Defence, and Multi Vit.
Energise eggs are rich in Folic Acid (also known as vitamin B9), which is needed for many bodily functions and supports the production of DNA and other genetic material essential for growth. All B-complex vitamins convert food into fuel, which is used to produce energy.
According to the company, two medium Energise eggs make up 36% of the recommended daily folic acid intake. Two medium Defence eggs make up 52% of the recommended daily selenium intake
Multi Vit are enriched with vitamins B12, D and A, all supporting a balanced diet. B12 assists in building healthy red blood cells and reduces overall fatigue, while vitamin D is vital for bones, teeth and muscles. Vitamin D helps underpin our natural defences against infection.
According to the company, two medium Multi Vit eggs make up 82% of the recommended daily vitamin D intake. Two medium Multi Vit eggs make up 266% of daily vitamin B12 intake, it said.
Jay Painter, Commercial Executive at Enriched said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of the Enriched range. Our free-range hens are fed a diet that is packed full of carefully selected nutrients and vitamins, which are then passed onto consumers through the eggs they produce. Our goal with Enriched is to champion the power of healthy protein and provide a natural way for the public to improve their health through our delicious and nutritious eggs.”
Enriched eggs are on sale in Sainsbury’s stores priced from £1.99 for 6 eggs.