For some time now I have had an upset stomach when I eat eggs.
Now, I love eggs: I poach them, scramble them, fry them and boil them. I make them into omelettes, I add them to rice and I chop them up and mix them with salad cream mmmmm.
However, for some reason some years ago, they started upsetting my stomach. If I ate 2 I’d be fine: slightly upset but nothing I couldn’t cope with. The more I ate though the worse it got. So if I had a 4 egg omelette, I could be quite uncomfortable for some time. I have no idea why this change occurred, but I simply had to live with it because I loved eggs.
So, whilst travelling around France I bought some eggs and as you can see from the photo above, I used 4 to make an omelette. It was delicious. I added chopped tomato and onion which had been quick fried in some oil and basil. As I’d used 4 I waited for the pains and guess what? That’s right, no pains! I waited and waited, and nothing happened. I even decided to have a fried egg sandwich a little after the omelette and, no pain! What was going on?
I got talking to a colleague from work and mentioned about the egg thing, and she believes that all eggs in France by default are organic. I have no idea if this is true or not, but she suggested that it was true and was the probably reason I had no pain. Battery hens are rife with infection and bad things, organic, or at least, free range hens tend to be healthier.
I had no way to test the theory of course until I returned to the UK, so I’m adding this bit in after I came back to the UK.
I tried normal eggs, they made my stomach upset. I tried free range, no upset. I bought organic, no upset. I tried some more standard ones, upset stomach.
Conclusion: I don’t even want to know what it is they do to battery hens that makes their eggs upset my stomach, but free range is the way to go for me now.