Nestlé launches affordable, nutritious, shelf-stable plant-based egg alternative

Bringing an equivalent amount of quality protein and less cholesterol

Swiss multinational food company Nestlé has developed a powdered shelf-stable plant-based protein blend to complement egg dishes in a nutritious, and affordable way in Latin America.

When cooking their favourite egg dishes, people can replace some eggs with the nutritious soy-based alternative, resulting in an equal amount of protein, a reduction in saturated fats and cholesterol, at a lower cost when compared to using more eggs instead. The product is also fortified with iron to address one of the main micronutrient deficiencies.

The product is currently being tested in Central America under the Malher brand in a limited number of stores before being further rolled out across more markets in Latin America.

This new patented format for shelf-stable egg alternatives was developed by Nestlé R&D experts who leveraged the company’s know-how in the development of plant-based food alternatives such as the recently launched vegan alternative to eggs under the Garden Gourmet brand. R&D teams are also exploring novel solutions for affordable, shelf stable, protein blends that can be used as meat alternatives in certain geographies with a limited cold storage supply chain.

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