Gates Egg Substitute

I haven’t checked to see what is actually IN this powder substitute for actual food, but knowing the background of Bill Gates, it is probably something that will enhance population reduction. Maybe I am just too cynical! Just wanted to let others know about this:

Artificial egg’ made from PLANTS backed by Bill Gates

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2416808/Artificial-egg-PLANTS-backed-Bill-Gates-set-revolutionize-cooking-goes-sale-Whole-Foods.html#ixzz2eaVFnZuu

 

A radical ‘artificial egg’ backed by Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel and Bill Gates goes on sale in US supermarkets for the first time today.

Made from plants, it can replace eggs in everything from cakes to mayonnaise – without a chicken ever coming close to the production process.

The team today started selling their ‘plant egg’, called Beyond Eggs, in Whole Foods in California – and say it could soon be available in supermarkets worldwide.

Eggstraordinary: The powder - made from plant extracts, above, is a indistinguishable replacement for eggs in cakes and mayonnaiseEggstraordinary: The powder is a special blend of plants including peas and beans

‘We want to take animals out of the equation,’ said Josh Tetrick, the firm’s founder. ‘The food industry is begging for innovation, especially where animals are involved – it is a broken industry.’

‘Even better than the real thing’:

  MailOnline was able to try two of Hampton Creek’s products – its mayonnaise, and cookies made using its baking product.

The results were surprising, if a little anticlimactic. Both tasted exactly as you would expect – and are indistinguishable from products made with real egg.

The chocolate chip cookies we tried were excellent – crumbly, moist and with a feel in the mouth identical to a normal cookie. Crucially, they also look identical to a normal cookie – despite containing no egg.

Hampton Creek’s ‘Beyond Egg’ mayonnaise was also extremely similar to ‘normal’ mayo – and after trying it out on a few friends, some even preferred to to normal mayonnaise.

Tetrick’s idea was to find a mix of easy-to-grow plants that, when mixed together in the right way, replicate the taste, nutritional values and cooking properties of an egg.

This, he believes will allow the firm to produce its substitute for mass market foods – and to allow developing worlds to grow their own versions with added nutrients.

‘Eggs are functionally incredible, they do everything from hold oil and water in mayo to making the muffin rise and holding scrambled eggs together,’ he said ‘I started to think what if we can find plants that can do this. We have about 12 plants pre-selected, including a pea already widely grown in Canada. There’s also a bean in South Asia that is incredible in scrambled eggs.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2416808/Artificial-egg-PLANTS-backed-Bill-Gates-set-revolutionize-cooking-goes-sale-Whole-Foods.html#ixzz2eaTlDNbN
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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. windyfieldfarms
    Sep 12, 2013 @ 13:16:04

    Like raising laying hens is so hard? This won’t be on my grocery shopping list any time soon… Any culture that has eggs in it’s diet already has sources for it….if their culture does not use eggs, they certainly don’t need replacements.

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