What's the difference between brown and white eggs -- and which type should you buy? Most of us have wondered this at one time or another, maybe while checking cartons at the local supermarket or making breakfast in the morning. Some people swear by one or the other, citing higher levels of protein or better taste, but the truth is, the only thing not identical about brown and white eggs is their color.
White eggs are laid by hens with white feathers, and brown eggs are laid by brown or red hens. That's it. There's no discernible difference in taste or quality. The only real difference is price, as brown eggs will sometimes cost you a bit extra because some people believe they're more natural (they're not). For truly natural eggs, you'll have to go organic.