STONEGATE FARMERS has launched a new line of free-range eggs that have been enriched with vitamins and minerals.

The firm said shoppers would be able to fuel their health and immunity by eating the new eggs, which are stocked exclusively in Sainsbury’s.

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The brand is formed of three distinct egg products that offer different nutritional enhancements: Energise, Defence and Multi Vit.

Three types

Energise” eggs are rich in Folic Acid (also known as vitamin B9), which is needed for many bodily functions and supports the production of DNA and other genetic material essential for growth. All B-complex vitamins convert food into fuel, used to produce energy.

Stonegate said two medium Energise eggs make up 36% of the recommended daily folic acid intake.

Defence” eggs are high in selenium, which supports many bodily functions, helps regulate the metabolism, and keeps growth and development in check with a healthy, functioning thyroid.

Two medium Defence eggs will make up 52% of the recommended daily selenium intake.

And “Multi Vit” eggs are enriched with vitamins B12, D and A, supporting a balanced diet.

B12 assists in building healthy red blood cells and reduces overall fatigue, while vitamin D is vital for bones, teeth, and muscles. Vitamin D helps underpin natural defences against infection.

Two medium Multi Vit eggs make up 82% of the recommended daily vitamin D intake and 266% of daily vitamin B12 intake, Stonegate said.

Nutritional benefits

Jay Painter, commercial executive at Enriched, said: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of the Enriched range.

“Our free-range hens are fed a diet that is packed full of carefully selected nutrients and vitamins, which are then passed onto consumers through the eggs they produce.

“Our goal with Enriched is to champion the power of healthy protein and provide a natural way for the public to improve their health through our delicious and nutritious eggs.

Enriched eggs are sold in Sainsbury’s stores, priced from £1.99 for six eggs.