The advantages of Egg Powders vs. natural eggs
Fresh egg plays an important role in the vast majority of food products, but is there a better alternative?
Here at BakeRite, we supply a range of Egg Powders to a variety of manufacturers, and they’re already seeing the impact this versatile product can make. Read on to find out why…
What are Egg Powders?
Our Egg Powders are manufactured by fully dehydrating real eggs, which is done via a method called spray drying. Spray drying involves rapidly drying a wet substance, and because water makes up 75% of an egg the final product is a highly versatile powder. The consistency and texture is similar to that of powdered milk and has a variety of benefits and applications across the food industry.
Powdered Egg carries all the usual nutritional benefits of a fresh egg, without the worry of it going bad! They offer a good source of protein, immune-boosting properties, and antibacterial qualities.
What are they used for?
Egg powders can be incorporated into a number of recipes, and they’re especially useful for producing free from foods as they’re entirely gluten-free! Egg white powders are also ideal for making low-fat recipes for the more health-conscious consumers.
They provide functional and logistical benefits to bakery applications, playing the same role a fresh egg would. It can be added to bakery recipes without the fuss of having to mix with liquid beforehand, all you need to do is add the amount needed and the required amount of water and carry on with the usual recipe process. Whether it’s for cakes, bread, biscuits, muffins or pancakes; you’ve got a no-mess, no-fuss, and free-from-friendly egg replacement.
You can also use egg powders as a replacement in omelettes and scrambled eggs, or soups and sauces – in fact almost any product that usually contains fresh egg. All you need to do is add liquid!
How they benefit the manufacturing process
Here’s where egg powders are really tough to beat. Not only are they very affordable, but they are also a far more convenient option when using egg products in a variety of common manufacturing processes.
Our BakeRite Egg Powders come with a shelf life of up to 2 years, provided they are stored correctly in a cool, dry, dark place. There’s no need for refrigeration and no need to worry about when your batch of eggs will go off! You can order exactly the amount you need for your recipe and relax knowing every product will be consistent in quality, texture, and taste.
If we take into account that 800 grams of liquid albumen can be replaced by just 100 grams of Egg Albumen Powder, it’s easy to see why so many companies are opting for dehydrated eggs. Being smaller in volume to fresh eggs means they can be accommodated in a smaller package, so it’s easier to transport and saves you valuable storage space.
They can also save you time, by removing the hassle of separating the yolk from the whites and allowing you to measure out precisely the amount of egg required in each batch. Plus if you ever needed to use half an egg, it’s possible! With no waste produced, you’re saving on money and reducing clean up time.
Summary of the advantages
- Entirely gluten-free
- Reduced weight per volume
- Consistent results
- Less mess!
Want to find out how much of a difference Egg Powders could make to your manufacturing process?
Our range includes Egg Albumen Powder, Egg Yolk Powder, and Whole Egg Powder, all available as Standard, Barn, or Free Range.
Get in touch with the BakeRite team today on 0800 999 8876 or email [email protected]