Few food ingredients are as “pure & simple” as egg products, which “are recognized by product developers as bringing more to product formulations with less,” according to Elisa Maloberti, director of egg product marketing, American Egg Board, Park Ridge, IL. “In fact, with 20-plus functions, some might say egg products are anything but simple. But the truth is, egg products are uniquely pure and simple.”
Direct from Mother Nature, with a touch of modern technology that cracks, separates and packages convenient forms of whole eggs, whites and yolks, egg products can replace a number of ingredients because of their functional properties. Their inclusion on ingredient statements is simple: egg, egg white, egg yolk. Consumers know that eggs are real food.
Egg products come in frozen, refrigerated liquid and dried forms. They can be the whole egg, or just the whites or yolks. Sometimes additional ingredients are added for functional purposes, this provides the manufacturer with the exact specifications they need for producing their products.
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