You often have heard about the infamous debate over ‘eggs are vegetarian food’. But vegetarians have always ended up with sacrificing their desire of eating eggs and egg products. But this news may bring cheers for egg lovers as a US firm has claimed to have developed plant-based eggs that are of course purely vegetarian.
According to the reports, an artificial egg made entirely from plants has been developed by food scientists at a US company. The company has successfully created faux mayonnaise and a variety of baked goods using the egg substitute.
The eggs are made from a “simple, but awesome species of peas,” sorghum and “11 plants (in total) that are particularly awesome,” the company CEO Josh Tetrick reportedly said.
It is reported that Chris Jones, a contestant on the TV show ‘Top Chef’, and biochemist Joshua Klein also contributed in creating what they describe the most realistic egg-free egg product yet.
The plant-based egg is not just for herbivores, the firm said.
“Realistically they are never going to replace any significant amount of the poultry industry,” US Department of Agriculture research physiologist Raymond Glahn said.
Tetrick said the company’s new product is different than what is already available in the market.