Fall 2018 Eggsaminer

EGGS – A POTENT PROTEIN SOURCE

Protein plays a prominent role in so many food categories, but the question remains — which protein source is the best choice? Encased in a simple white shell, real eggs supply a potent protein source that extends beyond nutrition into functional properties and additional micronutrients with potential health benefits as well. Explore the depth of the protein story that eggs have to tell.

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Eggs 101

Eggs are an all-natural source of high-quality protein and a number of other nutrients, all for 70 calories per large egg.

Cost-effective and versatile, the unique nutritional composition of eggs can help meet a variety of nutrient needs of children through older adults.

Plus, eggs play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain functions, eye health and more.

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Innovations
Smartcake

#1. Smartcake

Smartbaking released two new flavors of its Smartcake brand—chocolate and cinnamon. Each package contains two servings of cake for just 38 calories each. This product is certified gluten free, delivers four grams of protein and five grams of fiber yet contains no sugar and counts for zero carbs. Eggs as the primary ingredient aid with binding and structure.

 Hidden Valley

#2. Hidden Valley Lemon Garlic Greek Yogurt Dressing

Greek yogurt remains on trend and its influence is being felt beyond the dairy aisle as it plays a role as ingredient in other grocery segments, such as salad dressings. This new Hidden Valley Lemon Garlic Greek Yogurt Dressing relies on real eggs for a smoothly emulsified delivery of its bright, tangy balance of citrus, minced garlic and Greek yogurt.

San Giorgio Homestyle Fettuccine

#3. San Giorgio Homestyle Fettuccine

Taking clean label to new heights, San Giorgio Homestyle Fettuccine from Geson features just two ingredients, semolina (wheat) and eggs. The product is gently rolled and dried for a light texture and flavor. The company urges consumers to elevate the everyday pasta experience with its fettuccine, with 230 calories and nine grams protein per serving.

Weis Snow Alaskan Crab

#4. Weis Snow Alaskan Crab

Weis crab-flavored seafood imitation Snow Alaskan Crab legs introduced in June, are made with surimi, a fully cooked fish protein that relies on egg white to help bind the ingredients for a smooth, cohesive mouthfeel and product appearance. Four servings per container mix Pollock and/or Pacific Whitings with crab, eggs, wheat and soy. For just 90 calories per serving and 10 grams protein.

Plated Pine Nut Crusted Salmon

#5. Plated Pine Nut Crusted Salmon

Plated Pine Nut Crusted Salmon offers consumers a meal kit to help prepare a pine nut-crusted salmon with creamy tomato farro and roasted green beans, pre-portioned for easy preparation, cooking and plating with a cook time of just 30 minutes. Eggs help bind the breading on the fish for dinnertime, an elegant lunch or late night after work meal, this dish is sure to please.

General Mills

#6. General Mills

New Epic bar from General Mills offers the “ideal” snack for those seeking a “simple yet powerful diet with non-GMO ingredients and cage-free egg whites for 12 grams of protein.” Billed as the “next evolution of nourishment,” the bar is currently available in four flavors, including peanut butter chocolate, almond butter chocolate, lemon or peanut butter.