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Monday, May 27, 2013

New York - Veg egg! In a good news for vegetarians, a US
company says it is developing nutritious eggs from plant
materials as substitutes for chicken eggs.

For decades, egg substitutes of various types have been
around, however, more scientific methods could finally
produce new products that actually taste good, said Josh
Tetrick, CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, a company based in
San Francisco, California, that is developing plant-based
egg substitutes.

People have come up with egg and meat alternatives, with
decidedly mixed results. But only 8 per cent of plant
species have been explored for food alternatives, so
there could be many others that would work to replace
eggs, Tetrick said.

To achieve better results, Tetrick's company is
deconstructing the egg systematically, LiveScience
reported. Eggs have some amazing properties, such as the
ability to enable oil and water-based foods to mix
permanently. So the company is analysing hundreds of
different plant-based compounds to determine how well
they emulsify.

Scientists are making hundreds of “microcakes” with
candidate replacements in test tubes in order to replace
eggs in baked goods. They are also analysing the protein
content and molecular weight of many different compounds
to make sure they can replace the nutritional benefits of

Hampton Creek Foods, so far, has created a powdered egg
product for baked goods. It was convincing enough that
billionaire Bill Gates tried a muffin and couldn't tell
the difference, the report said. The company's next step
is to make a satisfying scrambled egg. They have already
found a plant from Asia that coagulates, or turns solid,

With heat, the process that scrambles the eggs. According
to Tetrick, production of eggs and other livestock is
environmentally taxing. Livestock consume more food than
it would take to feed the 1.3 billion people who go to
bed hungry every night, and are responsible for 51 per
cent of greenhouse gas emissions due to flatulence and
land needed to produce their food, he said.

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