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Friday, 4 October 2013

Vegetarian egg! US company creates plant-based egg

Veg egg! In some good news for vegetarians, 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," FoxNews.com quoted the company CEO Josh Tetrick as saying.

Tetrick sought help of Chris Jones, a contestant on the TV show 'Top Chef', and biochemist Joshua Klein to help him create, what they describe as, the most realistic egg-free egg product yet.

Tetrick insists the plant-based egg is not just for herbivores. The company may have some big name backers such as Bill Gates and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, however, some experts believe the egg and poultry industry will not be affected.


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