Would you like to try nutritious food? scrambled eggs that are not made with normal eggs? Wondering what we are talking about? Please wait until we reveal more. Without jumping to labels like vegan or vegetarian, the alternative protein industry is looking for plant-based options for everyday consumers, and one of those options is the plant-based egg.
“We are entrepreneurs focused on the impact that we want to make a change in the way people eat. But from my experience in hospitality, I realized that making that change would not be easy unless you provide them with delicious, affordable options that have some benefits. It is very difficult to change habits. That’s when Kartik (Dixit, co-founder) and I started working together. We decided to create an egg made entirely from plants, ”explained Shraddha Bhansali, co-founder of Evo Foods, which offers“ India’s first 100% plant-based liquid egg ”.
Eggs are among the most prevalent animal foods in India and are consumed in all regions and religions.
While Bhansali is a vegan who operates a vegetarian restaurant in Mumbai, Dixit, an environmental vegan (for three years), has previously worked on an online grocery delivery platform and grew a meat business (where he became familiar with the greenhouse emissions due to animals). based on agriculture) before building Evo Foods, a company backed by Shark Tank CEO Ryan Bethencourt and Mark Cuban, the groundbreaking pet food company Wild Earth Inc.
What is the liquid egg made of?
The plant-based egg extracts protein from legumes and other plant sources to “create a clean protein,” resembling a beaten egg, which is touted as an alternative to the traditional chicken-derived egg.
The liquid egg is made from chickpeas, peas, and mung beans. According to the company, they can be used in recipes like scrambled eggs, omelettes, egg rolls, frittatas, and more.
“The extracted proteins are processed with the texture of the eggs. We wanted to show that simple homemade ingredients can provide you with the necessary nutrition where 100 ml is 12 grams of protein, which is equivalent to two eggs, which is almost equivalent to one organic egg, ”said Bhansali. indianexpress.com.
Based in Mumbai, EVO “uses deep food science” and advanced plant biochemistry to “create a sustainable yet delicious evolved egg replica without cholesterol, antibiotics or animal cruelty.”
Interestingly, the co-founders derived the company name by modifying the Latin word Ovo which means eggs to make it an “evolved” egg.
The product, which has already gained international and local traction, is scheduled to launch soon in restaurants in Mumbai, followed by Delhi and Bengaluru, before being available for purchase online from October 2021 onwards, Bhansali shared, adding that the price range would be similar to regular eggs.
“You cannot use the Western model when it comes to our eating habits. Eggs are still in an interesting space where some are eaten whole, others only in cakes or bread. But eggs are for everyone. We think it’s a great way to introduce the Indians to the plant-based revolution, ”said Bhansali, who appeared on the list of 30 entrepreneurs under 30 for Forbes in 2018.