Eggs from the green leg partridge, which is a traditional Polish breed of hens, are white and characterised by a low content of cholesterol (lower by even 30% compared to ordinary eggs). This is a genetically determined characteristic.
Such eggs contain a lot of nutrients, such as amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are rich in vitamins, mainly in vitamin B12 (which plays a role in regulating metabolism, protects from stress and improves mood), vitamin E (which is considered a potent antioxidant – protects cells from free radicals thereby delaying ageing processes and decreasing the risk of cancer), vitamin D (which plays a significant role in the metabolism of bone tissue and teeth), vitamin A (which has a positive effect on sight and protects from harmful ultraviolet radiation) and vitamin K (which affects blood coagulation processes). They also contain lots of micronutrients, such as potassium, sulphur, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
These eggs are therefore considered high quality food. They are excellent for children and elderly people who suffer from various medical conditions.
These hens have good parental traits and can use natural conditions perfectly. Due to their characteristic colours, they were raised in Polish farms and their possession was a symbol of their owner’s patriotism.