Follow Your Heart® is introducing a groundbreaking product called VeganEgg™. VeganEgg is a 100% plant-based egg replacer free of gluten and all of the top-8 allergens. This #NewFoodFind means people with egg allergy can enjoy dishes such as scrambles, omelets and quiches. The company said VeganEgg’s flavor, texture and functional properties are like those of real eggs.
You can also use it as an egg replacement in baking recipes. It is Kosher parve, non-GMO and cholesterol-free. Each serving contains four grams of fiber, contains fewer calories and has less fat than eggs.
What does it look like?
VeganEgg is a shelf-stable powder. It is packaged in a plastic pouch inside of a carton that resembles a standard egg carton. Each four-ounce package will produce the equivalent of 12 eggs.
What are the ingredients?
- Whole Algal Flour
- Whole Algal Protein
- Modified Cellulose
- Gellan Gum
- Calcium Lactate (Plant Source)
- Nutritional Yeast
- Black Salt
What are Algal Flour and Whole Algal Protein?
Algal flour and algal protein are new ingredients. They are both made from natural microalgae.
They are nutrient-dense. They naturally contain high levels of healthy lipids, carbohydrates and micronutrients. They also contain all essential amino acids and are a great source of dietary fiber and calcium.
What is Gellan Gum?
Gellan gum is created by the bacteria Sphingomonas elodea. When this bacteria is fermented, it naturally produces gellan gum.
What is it “free of”?
VeganEgg is free of:
- Tree Nut
What is the cross-contamination risk?
VeganEgg is made in a shared facility with:
There is a cross-contamination risk for these ingredients. They may sometimes be processed on shared equipment with VeganEgg. (*Almond and coconut are tree nuts.)
Here is what Follow Your Heart does to try to prevent cross-contamination:
Allergens are stored separately throughout the facility. The equipment is tested for the presence of allergens before the VeganEgg is made. The finished product is tested for the presence of milk, egg, soy, wheat, coconut and almond.
The facility is free of peanut, fish and shellfish. There is no cross-contamination risk for these ingredients.
Where can I buy it?
VeganEgg will be available online through Amazon.com.