Egg Product Advantages

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 provide food formulators with important benefits:

  • Ease of use: Egg products are ready to use immediately, e.g., liquid or dried egg that is compatible with mechanized proportioning systems in food plants, or pre-cooked egg entrees ready to heat and serve.
  • Convenience: Ready-to-use egg products just need to be measured for use – many egg products even come pre-measured. Bulk quantities may be customized with ingredients already incorporated into the egg product to reduce labor. Equipment needs are minimal, clean-up is simplified, and, except for packaging materials, there is no waste for disposal.
  • Economy: Reduced handling, minimal shipping cost and elimination of breakage result in reduced-cost formulations. They are one of the most economical complete protein sources available.
  • Safety: Egg products are pasteurized to destroy Salmonella and other bacteria.
  • Minimal Storage Space: A 100-pound drum of dried egg white solids is equivalent to the whites from about 28 cases (360 large shell eggs per case) of shell eggs. 100-pounds of dried whole egg solids are the equivalent to about 10 cases of large shell eggs. A 30-pound container of frozen eggs is equivalent to about 22 dozen large shell eggs.
  • Uniformity: Egg products can be produced to definite specifications to assure consistent performance in formulations. Click here for Egg Product Specifications. 
  • Stability: When properly stored according to their type, egg products will keep their quality over several months.
    • Click here for dried egg product storage and handling information.
    • Click here for refrigerated/frozen egg product storage and handling information.
  • Quality: Most egg products are virtually indistinguishable from fresh eggs in nutritional value, flavor and most functional properties. These qualities are well retained during proper storage.

Other non-food functional uses for eggs include:

Industry Product Usage
Cosmetics The white is a popular ingredient for facial masks. The yolk is used in shampoos and conditioners.
Science Both yolk and white are excellent culture media for laboratory growth of microorganisms.
Animal Feed & Pet Food Ground dried shells are fed to laying hens as a source of calcium and protein. Egg is used to feed laboratory animals when a protein reference is required. Yolks and whites are used in pet foods.
Egg Proteins Lysozyme is an excellent antibacterial agent in all foods. Avidin-biotin technology is used in medical diagnostic applications like immunology, gene probes, and histopathology.
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