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Do the Araucana chickens' eggs contain cholesterol?

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Yes. The Araucana eggs have blue-green shells. In the 1970's they were advertised as containing no cholesterol. However, such claims were proved wrong when the cholesterol content was tested. They contain about the same amount of cholesterol as a comparable sized hen egg.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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