Brown Eggs

brown eggs in flat cartons on industrial machines
brown eggs in a sorter machine

Buy Brown Eggs

Get the brown eggs you need with the partners you trust. Eggs Unlimited is among the world’s leading suppliers of brown eggs, with decades of experience connecting our customers to fresh eggs from dependable egg producers. Our supply networks are built to be resilient, designed to withstand shifting market conditions and keep up with customer demand. And with our unrivaled market reach and insights, we ensure the best possible outcomes for brown egg buyers and sellers alike.

Explore oUR conventional egg Options

What are brown eggs?

Brown eggs are conventional or specialty eggs produced by certain breeds of hens. New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red, and Plymouth Rock are among the breeds that lay brown eggs. Often, brown egg shells are slightly thicker than white egg shells.

How do brown eggs get their color?

Brown eggs get their color from the breed of the hen and how the hens lay their eggs. This color comes from hemoglobin, a red blood cell component that contains the organic compound protoporphyrin IX. 

When hens that lay brown eggs pass eggs through their oviducts, protoporphyrin IX is added to the shell, resulting in a brown color. Without this color, the egg would be white, which is the color of calcium carbonate, an egg’s base material. Hen breeds that lay white eggs don’t deposit protoporphyrin IX onto the egg during the laying process.

White eggs vs. brown eggs: What’s the difference?

Brown and white eggs only differ in color. There are no other physical or nutritional differences, assuming the hens are fed similar diets. However, brown eggs may be sold at a higher price because the hen breeds that lay them require more feed, increasing production costs.

Are brown eggs organic?

Brown eggs are organic when laying hens are raised in accordance with USDA organic guidelines. Visit our organic eggs page to learn about these criteria, which cover laying hens’ feed, molting, flock size, and living conditions.

Brown eggs nutritional information

The nutritional profile of a standard large brown egg is below:

Protein6 grams
Total Fat5 grams
Saturated Fat 1.5 grams
Trans Fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 185 milligrams
Sodium 70 milligrams
Total carbohydrate0 grams
Dietary Fiber0 grams
Total Sugars0 grams 
Vitamin D6 micrograms 

Brown egg certifications

Common brown egg certifications include cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, and organic. A regulatory body’s seal of approval must back these designations.

Pasture-raised brown eggs include a “Certified Humane” seal from Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) on their packaging. A USDA seal verifies a brown egg’s cage-free, free-range, or organic designations. Eggs Unlimited offers eggs with additional certifications from United Egg Producers (UEP), American Humane (AH), and non-UEP production.

Why Eggs Unlimited?

Through our market knowledge and experience, we at Eggs Unlimited save our customers time and money. We maintain strong relationships with many of the world’s largest egg producers, processors, retailers, and distributors, securing the quantities our customers need. We work as an extension of our customers’ sales or procurement teams to solve problems, create value, and ensure timely, full deliveries. And not only are our supply networks dependable, but we bring decades of market insight into the conversation, so our clients can make smart decisions as they grow their business.


Contact Eggs Unlimited to learn about all your brown egg options. 

Call: 888-554-3977