The Scoop: Powdered Whole Eggs Versus Normal Eggs
We’ve all done it–assumed that something is bad simply because we haven’t tried it yet, and this is absolutely the case with powdered whole eggs. We get it. How can a powdered version of a liquid food taste good? That’s a great question, and a question we had ourselves before we tried powdered eggs. Now we know that not only are powdered eggs delicious, but they have a longer shelf life, are one of the most versatile foods in the food storage industry, and provide the same nutrition as regular eggs.
We are going to bust some myths about powdered eggs, talk about how they are made, and give you some basic tips for using them. Trust us, you are going to be glad you added powdered eggs to your food storage.
Powdered Whole Eggs 101
Powdered whole eggs are made using the same method as powdered milk called “spray drying.” The spray drying method uses liquid stream to rapidly separate the liquid from the solid components of a material using hot gas. Essentially, the spray drying process dehydrates the egg, removing all the water and leaving only the solids behind. This modern, one-step process, retains the nutritional properties of the egg.
The advantage of powdered eggs is threefold: it has a shelf life of 5-10 years, requires less storage space, and doesn’t require refrigeration. Powdered eggs deliver the same nutritional benefits as non-powdered eggs. In addition, the process of spray drying oxidizes the cholesterol in powdered eggs, making it a healthier option for those watching their cholesterol intake. This food storage staple became popular in the 1930's and is still a common food in many homes and restaurants today. Use them in your food storage or on your next camping trip–just add water, and you have a protein-packed meal to help fuel you on your adventures.
Can You Substitute Powdered Eggs For Eggs?
Yes! Powdered eggs can be substituted in any recipe. For egg dishes like scrambled eggs and omelets you simply combine 1 tablespoon of powdered egg and 2.5 tablespoons of water to get the equivalent of 1 medium egg.
You can use the powdered eggs in baking recipes without adding water, making them a seasoned baker’s secret to ease in the kitchen. In fact, many bakers use powdered eggs rather than non-powdered eggs in their recipes because of the ease and convenience of powdered eggs. You can save money in the long run by using powdered eggs because they last such a long time and a little bit goes a long way, making it a no-brainer for use in everyday life.
Powdered eggs give you tons of protein and variety. Part of the reason people don’t like long-term food storage is that the food they choose isn’t something they will happily eat. That’s why powdered eggs are one of our favorite food storage options. Not only can you add them to other recipes, but the possibilities for scrambled eggs and omelets are endless. You can add dehydrated veggies to your omelet and get your protein and vitamins all in one meal. Add this to your camping food supply and you can enjoy scrambled eggs on your next campout without worrying about broken eggs or how you will keep the eggs refrigerated.
5 Myths About Powdered Eggs
You might automatically turn up your nose at anything powdered until you’ve tried it. But until you get to try powdered eggs, let us first bust some myths about this food storage powerhouse. Here are 5 myths about powdered eggs:
Myth #1: Powdered eggs taste different in food.
Honestly, we haven’t found this to be the case, especially when it comes to baked goods. In a blind taste test, most people can’t tell the difference between non-powdered scrambled eggs and powdered scrambled eggs.
Myth #2: Powdered eggs have less nutritional value than non-powdered eggs.
Non-powdered eggs are made up of 75% water, and that 75% water is the only component removed during the spray drying process. So all the protein and nutrition in the egg isn’t lost, just condensed and dehydrated.
Myth #3: Powdered eggs are difficult to use.
Not in our experience. In fact, powdered eggs make less of a mess and require less storage space, making them versatile and easy. Powdered eggs also make baking with kids a lot less stressful–say goodbye to eggshells in your cookie batter!
Myth #4: Powdered eggs have more calories and less nutrition.
Not so! Powdered eggs not only have the same amount of protein, but they are fat-free, cholesterol-free, and lower in calories.
Myth #5: Powdered eggs aren’t real eggs.
Our egg powders are absolutely real eggs. The spray method that rapidly removes the water from the egg doesn’t magically turn the egg into something else, it just removes the water. It’s an egg, but without water!
The Most Versatile Food Storage Staple: Hibernates Whole Powdered Eggs
We know that food storage is such an overwhelming topic, especially for those who are new to the process of creating a long-term food storage plan. That’s why one of our favorite recommendations for newbies is powdered eggs. You can use them now, but they are also a versatile, long-term food storage option that packs nutritional value.
Hibernate’s Powdered Whole Eggs are the perfect powdered egg regardless of your existing experience with food storage. We’ve packaged our powdered eggs in pouches that contain the equivalent of a dozen eggs, which not only makes them easy to use but ensures sealed pouches last as long as 10 years! Our powdered eggs are packed with 6g of protein, ensuring you still get all the benefits of eggs without the hassle of keeping them refrigerated. One container of Hibernate’s Powdered Whole Eggs has 336 servings of eggs, making this the perfect option for everyday use as well as food storage. Don’t let yourself wait to try this food storage option because of unfounded myths! Buy Hibernate’s Powdered Whole Eggs and you can enjoy powdered whole eggs now and feel prepared for any type of emergency.
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