The Incedible Edible Egg

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Eggs possess unique nutritional properties and contribute desirable functional attributes unequaled by any single egg alternative. Eggs also contribute a clean, natural image to help create a consumer-friendly ingredient statement for packaged or prepared foods. Eggs possess unique nutritional properties and contribute desirable functional attributes unequaled by any single egg alternative.

New research supports a hypothesis that eggs require more than a simple 1:1 substitution with an egg alternative to acquire similar ingredient functionality in many prepared foods. Eggs also contribute a clean, natural image to help create a consumer-friendly ingredient statement for packaged or prepared foods. Egg products are available liquid, frozen or dried for the convenience of the food formulator. Regardless of form, the egg's nutritional and functional qualities remain intact. When properly stored, egg products will maintain a stable shelf life for months. For information about health and nutrition topics, visit the Egg Nutrition Center at www.enc-online.org.

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The "Creamy" Incredible Edible Egg

Ice Cream

Unilever Ice Cream Company's Ben & Jerry's brand has built a reputation on marketing the finest quality, all-natural ice cream. The company's products are made with only wholesome, natural ingredients. (Egg products fall into this category.) The company also strives to be innovators in the freezer case.

With that said, Ben & Jerry's has taken two of its most popular pint ice cream flavors and converted them into a frozen novelty.

"The Cone" comes in two varieties. Cherry Garcia® is a unique waffle cone filled with cherry ice cream packed with sweet dark cherries. It is topped with fudge chunks. The ice cream achieves its richness from the egg yolks it contains.

The Cookie Dough variety starts with the same unique waffle cone. However, this cone is filled with vanilla ice cream (made with yolks) that is swirled with cookie dough and fudge chunks. The whole cone is topped with fudge chunks. Guess what one of the secret ingredients keeping the cookie dough swirl free of ice crystals is? You guessed it: Eggs!

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