Designed with health and wellbeing in mind, Laid with Love® eggs are healthy, lutein-rich eggs with naturally golden yolks and a great taste. They can be found in bright pink egg boxes on which sits our very contented Henrietta Hen.
Here at The Lakes Free Range Egg Company we are also committed to raising money to help improve long-term health, so we donate 2p per dozen eggs to cancer research from the sale of Laid With Love eggs.
The Eggstra special health benefits of Lutein
Laid With Love eggs are produced by hens fed on a diet rich in Lutein – a powerful natural anti-oxidant which is extracted from Marigolds. Lutein occurs naturally in food like kale, carrots and corn, and eggs, with the lutein in eggs being most easily absorbed by the body due to the natural fat content of each egg.
Lutein has lots of health benefits – For years, research has indicated health benefits of Lutein – fighting everything from cancer prevention to eyesight problems and ageing. It’s good for your heart, brain and eyes (people take Lutein supplements to help prevent age-related macular degeneration)
Laid With Love® eggs contain more Lutein than standard eggs, which means there are even more anti-oxidants– so they’re even healthier for you too.…. and by donating 2p per dozen to support cancer research, we think it makes them taste even better.
Laid with Love® hens are fed extra Lutein in their diet, so there is more Lutein in their eggs. That’s great news – because it means there are even more anti-oxidants in Laid with Love eggs than there are in standard eggs. You can tell when you have a Lutein rich egg because it will have a very intense yellow yolk and it comes in a Laid with Love® egg box. They’re fantastic when used in cake recipes too.
You can take the yolk test to see and taste the difference. Simply crack a Laid with Love egg into a cup, whisk it and compare it to a standard egg. You’ll see the difference and we think they taste better too!
Our workforce includes some of the best feathered, most cared for and happiest hens in the UK, producing tasty free range eggs. Our hens have the highest average egg production/bird in the UK – it reflects the loving care and attention they receive.
- Chicks are locally reared, reducing stress from travel and our carbon footprint too.
- Our hens are kept in flocks that are free to roam in fields and woodland enriched to improve their natural habitat.
- Their naturally enhanced diet comes from a source we trust – the only added extra in their diet is a very healthy Marigold extract containing Lutein – which means we get the extra health benefits from our eggs.
- Our farms are monitored by RSPCA Assured who check our flocks are healthy and content. Animal Welfare is critical, we set our standards at the highest levels.
Our Planet – creating a Sustainable Legacy: We are lucky to live and work in Cumbria and the Lake District. As caretakers of our landscape, sustainable issues have always been part of our core ethos. From planting trees, reducing energy usage and recycling, to supporting rural economies and reducing our carbon footprint, we always strive to do more. Sustainability – read more
Enriching our habitats: We ensure each of the farms producing Laid With Love eggs, has over 2,000 trees/shrubs and a rich array of flora and fauna. Find out more about our range enrichment programmes and how we improve wildlife habitats with BioDiversity action plans
Reducing our carbon footprint: Each of our trees will use up around ½ tonne of CO2 per year when mature. All our hen houses are naturally ventilated – saving up to 70% energy. It all helps us to have the lowest possible carbon footprint
Sustaining our rural life: It’s good to know that 70% of our turnover goes back into the local economy. Many of our staff can walk to work and we make a conscious effort to source locally where possible… Sustaining our rural economies
Where can you buy the Laid With Love brand of eggs?
Tesco stores – right across the North of England including Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria
Booths – High-end supermarkets in Northern England – mainly in Lancashire, with stores in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Articles of interest:
A daily supplement derived from marigolds is being hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against Britain’s most common cause of blindness. Link to Lutein Research
Saga – 10 best foods for eye health