With the avian flu H5N2 outbreak confirmed in 21 states, egg prices are rising, and the need for suitable alternatives to either extend or replace eggs is strong in a number of industrial food sectors.
In 2012, Florida Food Products introduced FiberGel LC as a solution for those seeking an egg replacement for baking and other applications.
The company’s technology turns plant biomass waste into whole food fibers that have the ability to mimic egg functionality. These FiberColloid products provide water binding, emulsification and thickening characteristics. More notably, they have the ability to form thermally stable irreversible gels, just like egg. Available since 2012, FiberGel LC is a solution for most all egg replacement challenges.
FiberGel LC can replace dried/pasteurized egg up to 75 percent in most bakery applications and 100 percent in some tailored formulations.
“Avian flu H5N2 has become a significant problem in the industry,” said Jerry Brown, president of Florida Food Products, based in Eustis. “Florida Food Products is glad to have a healthy, natural alternative that can supplement the needs for eggs.”
EVP Edgar Anders added that FiberGel LC is non-GMO, natural and allergen free. It comes in the form of an easy-to-use powder that can be readily incorporated in most food applications without need for modifications in processing.
Florida Food Products, founded in 1954, is an international agribusiness specializing in plant extracts as healthy and natural ingredients for the food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and agricultural industries. The company’s facility includes a pilot processing plant, drying facility and a state-of-the-art Research and Development Center. The company also makes Veg Stable.