German food tech start-up Plant B has announced that it is launching a sweet lupin-based liquid egg alternative this April.
The Plant B Egg is said to be rich in protein, fibre and zinc, and is made with only seven ingredients, including lupin flour, sunflower oil and spices.
The vegan offering can be used to make scrambled eggs, cakes, waffles and quiches. Free from cholesterol, the egg alternative has a low carbohydrate content, and contains just 70 calories per 100g – around half the amount provided by a chicken egg.
According to Plant B, the sweet lupins are sourced from northern and central Germany and neighbouring parts of Europe to keep delivery distances as short as possible. The company also says that lupins have a high nitrogen content “with a positive effect on the soil”.
An environmental assessment by Eaternity reportedly found that the plant-based product’s CO2 emissions footprint was less than 10% that of a conventional chicken egg.
“The Plant B Egg is the world’s only vegan liquid egg alternative made from lupins,” said Thomas Starz, founder and CEO of Plant B.
“Over the past 15 months, we have been working on a highly complex production process because the classic chicken egg has a very complicated structure with different flavours, proteins and functionalities. We mimicked the chicken egg with only seven natural ingredients using state-of-the-art technologies.”
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