USDA Says Eggs Now Have Less Cholesterol

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Eggs are lower in cholesterol and higher in Vitamin D than they were a decade ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In its survey, the USDA tested randomly sampled eggs from across the country. Researchers discovered the average large egg has 14 percent less cholesterol and 64 percent more Vitamin D than they did in egg tests conducted 2002.

The government agency says that could be because hens have a better quality of feed.

In spite of the 14 percent drop in cholesterol, two eggs at 185 mg each still exceed the 300 mg daily limit recommended by the federal government.

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