• Delivering eggs of quality
  • Delivering eggs of quality
  • Delivering eggs of quality

What the egg product industry is all about.

Egg products are simply eggs that have been taken out of their shells and packaged into a more convenient form. Due to the very high standards in the processing of the eggs, the products are extremely safe, very economical and are of such a high quality that they can improve on a recipe.

Egg products come in various forms; refrigerated liquid egg, frozen egg, powdered egg and cooked egg products. This versatility has given rise to the rapid growth in consumption, with around 2,500 tonnes of egg ingredients being used in the UK every week, requiring around 50 million eggs.

Egg products have helped to streamline food preparation, mainly due to their convenience, as they come in ready-measured packs, ideal for precise recipes. The versatility of eggs means that they are an important ingredient in many food products, including cakes, sauces, Yorkshire puddings, desserts and sandwiches.

Today, around a quarter of the eggs we consume are eaten as ingredients in the food products we buy.

And all this in an egg.

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods available. This is because they are a natural source of many nutrients, including high quality protein, vitamins and minerals.

Did you know that they are naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12 and vitamin D? They contain vitamin A and other B vitamins, including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline, and also essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus, iodine and selenium.

It’s little known that eggs are also low in calories, with 50gms of whole egg containing less than 80kcal. In addition to all their outstanding nutritional attributes, eggs are also used in foods for their wide range of functional properties, such as; raising in products, for example in cakes and choux pastry, emulsification in mayonnaise and sauces, thickening and gelation in egg custards, foaming in meringues and mousse, and for colour when used as a glaze for example.