The egg is the most complete food available in nature. It is the most widely used natural ingredient for food processing. Egg protein is of such high quality that it is used as the standard by which other proteins are compared. Eggs have a biological value (efficacy with which protein is used for growth) of 93.7%. Comparable values are 84.5% for milk, 76% for fish, and 74.3% for beef. Eggs are the best protein money can buy, and they have many other valuable vitamins and minerals too.
Dried Egg Albumen Powder
Dried Egg Albumen replaces fresh egg white (albumen) in foods ranging from angel food cakes to high protein bars to fish cakes and sausages.
Egg albumen is a very efficient protein, forming a complex structural support when mixed with other ingredients.
As it is heated, the egg albumen structure coagulates, creating rigidity in the product. This is called gel strength, and is a measurement of albumen’s binding capacity.
When albumen is beaten, its volume increases by six to eight times. Eventually it stiffens and forms soft peaks. The air bubbles trapped in the liquid become smaller and smaller and the liquid loses its flow of properties – the energy transferred to the egg white causes it to coagulate and create the structure of the whipped egg albumen. Acting as a natural leavener, egg albumen is the key to angel food cake and meringues.
When beaten egg albumen is incorporated into a batter, it serves as a structural web. In the oven, the trapped air expands until the egg white coagulates and the structure is fixed.
Egg albumen is recognised as an excellent natural source of protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It is used as a food supplement, on its own or blended with other nutritional components.
The Albumen Powder is supplied in 20kg corrugated cartons, with plastic-liners.
Egg Yolk Powder
An egg yolk is a part of an egg which feeds the developing embryo. The egg yolk is suspended in the egg white (known more formally as albumen or ovalbumin) by one or two spiral bands of tissue called the chalazae. Prior to fertilization, the yolk together with the germinal disc is a single cell; one of the few single cells that can be seen by the naked eye.
As a food, yolks are a major source of vitamins and minerals. They contain all of the egg’s fat and cholesterol, and about one-fifth of the protein.
If left intact while cooking fried eggs, the yellow yolk surrounded by a flat blob of whites creates the distinctive sunny-side up form of the food. Mixing the two components together before frying results in the pale yellow form found in omelettes and scrambled eggs.
Egg Protein Powder
It is essentially the proteins from an egg, in powdered form. Many people who need to get protein in their diets can use this form of protein in addition to or in place of other proteins such as whey, casein, and soy. It can be consumed with any meal, whereas whey is better for before and after working out because of its fast release and casein protein is best before bed because of its slow release.
Whey protein is not something new and has been available for hundreds of years to individuals who valued the role of a nutritious diet in achieving optimal health. During the last 15-20 years the value of whey protein has become more widely known, especially in the area of sports nutrition. More recently, whey protein has been singled out as a super-star ingredient for other types of products including ones formulated for weight loss, infant nutrition and immune support. To learn more about whey protein and why it should be part of your regular diet program please click on any of the following questions.
Egg White Protein Powder
Egg white Powder is an excellent low fat protein source of essential amino acids.
Egg white Protein is an excellent natural source of high quality protein. Good quality proteins contain virtually no fat or carbohydrates and rate well on the PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score), the newest and most accurate measurement of a protein’s quality. NOW Eggwhite Protein contains less than 1 g of fat and carbohydrates per serving and rates as one of the highest quality proteins available when using the PDCAAS. A good mix of proteins from different sources provides the best results, and high quality Eggwhite Protein from NOW is an excellent addition to any protein supplement program.