Can I use gums to replace eggs?
Last spring's avian flu outbreak in the US continues to send food formulators searching for egg replacements and, in some cases, gums or stabilizers can be a solution.
Donna Klockeman, senior principal food scientist, explains some of the factors formulators need to consider when reducing or removing eggs: "Since eggs contribute to various functional roles in foods, there really isn't a one-to-one replacement for all that they do. The difficulty in replacing eggs is assessing their role in a given application because they could be responsible for functionalities as diverse as gel formation after heating, film formation, or emulsification. This understanding of the eggs' functionality within a formula is required whether the goal is complete or partial replacement."
Here are two recent articles about egg replacement:
Talk with one of our Gum Gurus about replacing or reducing the eggs in your application by clicking the Chat with Us button above or calling our technical service hotline (800) 899-3953 / +1(410) 273-7300.