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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