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(Daily Mail)   An 'artificial egg' made from plants is set to revolutionize cooking, Egg McMuffins   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2013-09-11 01:28:48 AM  

CruJones: I don't care what anyone thinks, McDonalds has a pretty solid breakfast.


i agree with you even if we have to fight back to back in Ming the Merciless's tilting spiked platform against everyone else on Fark.
 
2013-09-11 01:31:48 AM  
NO! I MUST FEAST UPON THE FLESH OF THE UNBORN!! RARARRARRRRGGHH!!!
 
2013-09-11 01:33:01 AM  
I like eggs, but if you've ever been to a battery farm, they're pretty horrible and wasteful.

If these guys can improve on the process, good for them.

Here's a short video.
 
2013-09-11 01:35:51 AM  

HighZoolander: Artificial egg? Where have I just read something about that.....

http://www.fark.com/comments/7925348/Its-like-plastic-Easter-eggs-we -h ad-as-children-but-higher-quality-for-masturbating
http://nihongogo.com/2013/09/review-tenga-easy-beat-egg/

[nihongogo.com image 850x637]

Well, that may still be a step up for McDonald's, but still, EW!


I came for this.  Egg trifecta in play.

/oh yes I did
 
2013-09-11 01:47:31 AM  

Devo37: panfried:
I never understood the vast lengths they go to in order to imitate the flavor,texture and mouth-feel of animal products.  Why not instead have a nice gourd steak, a spaghetti squash- spaghetti plate etc...


exactly!!  if they hate meat so much, why would they want to simulate the taste (often through pretty unnatural methods)??


Hey, did you know there's a whole article attached to the headline? And you can read it? It's true!
 
2013-09-11 01:57:12 AM  
If it's as cheap or cheaper than eggs, I'll try it.  I like the idea of aioli & Hollandaise that are safer to eat over longer periods of time.
 
2013-09-11 02:13:47 AM  
www.saltedandstyled.com
 
2013-09-11 02:19:38 AM  
Wow!
That must taste as good as the tofu burger!
 
2013-09-11 02:22:24 AM  

Hickory-smoked: Devo37: panfried:
I never understood the vast lengths they go to in order to imitate the flavor,texture and mouth-feel of animal products.  Why not instead have a nice gourd steak, a spaghetti squash- spaghetti plate etc...


exactly!!  if they hate meat so much, why would they want to simulate the taste (often through pretty unnatural methods)??

Hey, did you know there's a whole article attached to the headline? And you can read it? It's true!


...and the article is about veggies wanting animal-based-type foods without the animals.

again, why is it okay to kill "plants" for your nutrition, but not "animals"??
 
2013-09-11 02:23:08 AM  

oldfarthenry: I will NOT eat this breakfast unless I'm assured that some part of it came out of a chicken's anus!

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The fertilizer?


*sigh* Common vent, common vent, common vent people!
Female chickens can be said to have a "vaganus," although the educated refer to it as a cloaca.
Pictures.
 
2013-09-11 02:23:53 AM  
graphics8.nytimes.com

How come when it's us, it's an abortion, and when it's a chicken, it's an omelette?
 
2013-09-11 02:33:31 AM  
Which came first, the vegetable or the egg?
 
2013-09-11 02:35:47 AM  

lasercannon: [www.saltedandstyled.com image 600x448]


That's technically chicken kiddy porn.
 
2013-09-11 02:38:04 AM  

frestcrallen: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 195x152]

How come when it's us, it's an abortion, and when it's a chicken, it's an omelette?


No, that's balut.  The eggs we eat aren't fertilized, so it more like...
 
2013-09-11 02:47:53 AM  

Stepped_In_What: No, that's balut.  The eggs we eat aren't fertilized


George was just being rhetorical, you pedantic eggplant.
 
2013-09-11 03:04:45 AM  

Maul555: UNFERTILIZED CHICKEN EMBRYOS FOREVER!

but if the new stuff is tasty, I am willing to give it a try...   I like to eat things...


I'm right here, sweet cheeks. I bet you didn't get a round mouth by eating square meals.
 
2013-09-11 03:20:07 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ...and a decent amount of good cholesterol

...

This is actually a myth, You cannot get "good cholesterol" from an outside source, especially eggs! In other words, all dietary cholesterol is bad for you.  All "good cholesterol" in manufactured in your own liver, its a fact, look it up.

Here is a video that explains it for you,  Click me!
 
2013-09-11 03:43:04 AM  

Devo37: again, why is it okay to kill "plants" for your nutrition, but not "animals"??


Why is ok for 16-year-olds to drive but not 15-year-olds?

Because you have to draw the line somewhere.
 
2013-09-11 03:44:08 AM  

oldfarthenry: I will NOT eat this breakfast unless I'm assured that some part of it came out of a chicken's anus!


Mmmm...rooster jizz....
 
2013-09-11 04:02:57 AM  

ciberido: Devo37: again, why is it okay to kill "plants" for your nutrition, but not "animals"??

Why is ok for 16-year-olds to drive but not 15-year-olds?

Because you have to draw the line somewhere.


Well Science has been saying you should have both, just not in any extreme.
 
2013-09-11 04:45:43 AM  
I used to buy eggs from a corner market that were awesome - big and brown with double yolks.

Then one day I opened a new carton and there was feathers and blood all over them.

Haven't bought eggs since then.
 
2013-09-11 04:50:34 AM  
If you think about it, 'natural' eggs are also made from plants.

=Smidge=
 
2013-09-11 04:55:47 AM  

Max Awesome: I used to buy eggs from a corner market that were awesome - big and brown with double yolks.

Then one day I opened a new carton and there was feathers and blood all over them.

Haven't bought eggs since then.


Two thoughts:

1) How the F does that even happen??? Seriously, WTF????

2) Meh, it shouldn't have affected the quality of the eggs. They're in shells after all.
Consider that well fed chickens lay more nutritious eggs, which look and taste better than the cheap ones.
Besides, you do know that ALL farm chickens enjoy the same retirement plan, right?

1) But again, for emphasis W...T....F....???
 
2013-09-11 05:07:18 AM  
Nutritional information of an egg.   Does this pretend egg have all that.
Nutrition FactsEgg, boiledAmount Per 100 gramsCalories 155% Daily Value*Total fat 11 g16%Saturated fat 3.3 g16%Polyunsaturated fat 1.4 gMonounsaturated fat 4.1 gCholesterol 373 mg124%Sodium 124 mg5%Potassium 126 mg3%Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g0%Dietary fiber 0 g0%Sugar 1.1 gProtein 13 g26%Vitamin A10%Vitamin C0%Calcium5%Iron6%Vitamin B-65%Vitamin B-1218%Magnesium2%
 
2013-09-11 05:42:09 AM  
Bwahahaha. Plants. In a McDonald's product. You're killing me here subby. Tell another.
 
2013-09-11 06:06:27 AM  
So what's going to happen to all the real eggs?
 
2013-09-11 06:07:47 AM  

E5bie: Max Awesome: I used to buy eggs from a corner market that were awesome - big and brown with double yolks.

Then one day I opened a new carton and there was feathers and blood all over them.

Haven't bought eggs since then.

Two thoughts:

1) How the F does that even happen??? Seriously, WTF????

2) Meh, it shouldn't have affected the quality of the eggs. They're in shells after all.
Consider that well fed chickens lay more nutritious eggs, which look and taste better than the cheap ones.
Besides, you do know that ALL farm chickens enjoy the same retirement plan, right?

1) But again, for emphasis W...T....F....???


They must have come from GOP Farms.
 
2013-09-11 06:08:50 AM  

swingerofbirches: I haven't tried it, but apparently ground flaxseed and warm water mixed together make a good substitute for eggs in baked goods. I've omitted eggs in cookie and brownie recipes for years with good results. I just don't like them. They creep me out, probably because as a child, my parents kept chickens and I had to collect eggs. Home-fresh eggs have shiat on them, and it's disgusting. The chickens roamed in our yard and ate insects, which apparently made the eggs much darker and they had such a strong flavor you could taste them in anything my parents baked with them: cookies, pancakes, waffles (which my mom once made that were laced with eggshells throughout). I had a bad experience once throwing out the pancakes my dad insisted making every Saturday as a special treat even though I hated them. I snuck them into the garbage, and he made me eat them out of the garbage.

So, I guess I do understand pretty well why I hate eggs now that I think about it.


Wifey does it as she can't eat eggs. It works well. Kind of like Gluten-free pasta; it is an alternative not a direct replacement.
 
2013-09-11 06:09:45 AM  
rikkards:

Wifey does the flax alternative she can't eat eggs. It works well. Kind of like Gluten-free pasta; it is an alternative not a direct replacement.

Fixed for me
 
2013-09-11 06:16:58 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sim Tree: TwowheelinTim: Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  They have an egg substitute for making mayonnaise, and another for cakes.  Nothing to replace scrambled eggs.  Show me the egg substitute that's better for me than eggs, acts like eggs in cooking, makes a decent omelet, and is less expensive than eggs, and I'll consider it.  Until then, STFU.

I have yet to taste anything that starts out as a powder turn out like regular scrambled eggs.  These aren't going to do much for the fried egg market, either.

But as an ingredient substitute?  Why not.  Less cholesterol and calories and you won't know the difference.

It's a common misconception that dietary cholesterol is bad for us. It is not. Your body produces the crap that clogs your arteries, and studies are showing high cholesterol production correlates to high sugar intake.

citation needed

Jesus Christ, you people are helpless.

Now, now... be nice

/some people are just so poor they can't afford Google
//pity them

It is interesting how a lot of the old myths are being debunked (or not actually scientifically verified through proper testing ( I believe the whole high blood pressure = heart attack is one of them) but you and your doctor* still don't hear about it unless you really go looking. Examples:
Drinking 8 glasses of water a  day
Eating fat makes you fat
Eating food with high cholesterol will give you high cholesterol

*Actually the one thing that shocks me is doctors are not forced to keep their education up to date to keep their right to practice. A lot of other self-regulated practices require it to retain accreditation. Have an old enough doctor and he would be recommending a "hysterical" woman buy a vibrator.
There's more but I won't get into them.
 
2013-09-11 06:26:14 AM  

Arsten: This was my take on it. They made a separate ingredient for two purposes. Are they going to make an "egg substitute" for each and every purpose out there? One for cake, one for cookies, one for meatloaf, one for breading etc etc etc?

That seems like an incredible pain for people who want to actually cook, having 12 different "egg" boxes on hand, but that's just me.


For places that can't get the real thing? Sure. Especially if it takes up much less room (no water for example, or that the shape of an eggs makes it hard to pack without a lot of air gaps). Submarines and smaller ships come to mind. Those guys do a lot of baking every day and if it's just as good for those uses then I say why not. Save the real hen fruit for breakfast. I have yet to taste an egg substitute that matched the real thing. Close sometimes but I could always tell when I was being served plastic eggs.
 
2013-09-11 06:35:20 AM  

Radioactive Ass: no water for example


I should probably expound on that after reading it back. The water content of a raw egg is probably ~66% of volume if not more, add in the odd shape and the need for protective packaging and that kicks it up to a savings of 80% of the space needed to store them. When you have a small galley and limited suitable storage space for raw eggs I could see it being useful if it has the same results as raw eggs in baking.
 
2013-09-11 06:44:07 AM  

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2013-09-11 06:57:54 AM  

I sound fat: Acidicnads: Being a vegan or a vegetarian is a natural. Causes cancer.

Ya know what else causes cancer?  Otters.  Thats what.


I guess I otter cut back then.

But seriously folks: FTFA

Then we become the kind of company to be feared by the bad guys in the industry.'

It all boils down to power with these people.
 
2013-09-11 07:04:12 AM  

Radioactive Ass: Arsten: This was my take on it. They made a separate ingredient for two purposes. Are they going to make an "egg substitute" for each and every purpose out there? One for cake, one for cookies, one for meatloaf, one for breading etc etc etc?

That seems like an incredible pain for people who want to actually cook, having 12 different "egg" boxes on hand, but that's just me.

For places that can't get the real thing? Sure. Especially if it takes up much less room (no water for example, or that the shape of an eggs makes it hard to pack without a lot of air gaps). Submarines and smaller ships come to mind. Those guys do a lot of baking every day and if it's just as good for those uses then I say why not. Save the real hen fruit for breakfast. I have yet to taste an egg substitute that matched the real thing. Close sometimes but I could always tell when I was being served plastic eggs.


In that use, I can see it. But the US Military developed powdered whole eggs a long time ago. Why would they start using this instead of those?
 
2013-09-11 07:12:33 AM  
"...we've trialled our products with everyone from Bill Gates to Tony Blair, both of whom couldn't taste the difference."

Hardly a ringing endorsement.
 
2013-09-11 07:23:29 AM  

Arsten: Radioactive Ass: Arsten: This was my take on it. They made a separate ingredient for two purposes. Are they going to make an "egg substitute" for each and every purpose out there? One for cake, one for cookies, one for meatloaf, one for breading etc etc etc?

That seems like an incredible pain for people who want to actually cook, having 12 different "egg" boxes on hand, but that's just me.

For places that can't get the real thing? Sure. Especially if it takes up much less room (no water for example, or that the shape of an eggs makes it hard to pack without a lot of air gaps). Submarines and smaller ships come to mind. Those guys do a lot of baking every day and if it's just as good for those uses then I say why not. Save the real hen fruit for breakfast. I have yet to taste an egg substitute that matched the real thing. Close sometimes but I could always tell when I was being served plastic eggs.

In that use, I can see it. But the US Military developed powdered whole eggs a long time ago. Why would they start using this instead of those?


Because some Captain/Admiral who wants a cushy job to supplement their retirement issues a sweetheart contract to a favored supplier?
 
2013-09-11 07:25:34 AM  

Sim Tree: TwowheelinTim: Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  They have an egg substitute for making mayonnaise, and another for cakes.  Nothing to replace scrambled eggs.  Show me the egg substitute that's better for me than eggs, acts like eggs in cooking, makes a decent omelet, and is less expensive than eggs, and I'll consider it.  Until then, STFU.

I have yet to taste anything that starts out as a powder turn out like regular scrambled eggs.  These aren't going to do much for the fried egg market, either.

But as an ingredient substitute?  Why not.  Less cholesterol and calories and you won't know the difference.

It's a common misconception that dietary cholesterol is bad for us. It is not. Your body produces the crap that clogs your arteries, and studies are showing high cholesterol production correlates to high sugar intake.

citation needed


http://examine.com/faq/will-eating-eg gs-increase-my-cholesterol.html
 
2013-09-11 08:02:08 AM  

tjsands1118: tjsands1118: This is stupid, first off the article says they only have an egg substitute for mayo and baking goods. Well first off it's not mayo if there aren't real eggs in it and second it's been done

It's generically called salad dressing

Oh and here's some vegetarian egg substitute.
[www.humanesociety.org image 270x224]

Didn't post my picture of miracle whip.
[ninecooks.typepad.com image 460x750]


You realize that Miracle Whip has eggs in it right? Also, it isn't a substitute for mayo, it's simply a different condiment with a completely different taste.
 
2013-09-11 08:10:14 AM  
FTA:

The firm hopes to allow developing countries to grow and produce their own 'plant eggs'.
'In developing countries, we can also add in things missing from the local diet, helping nutrient deficiencies, and we have had initial discussion with the world food programme about this.



I can see value in this.

Otherwise, leave my farking eggs alone!
 
2013-09-11 08:21:15 AM  

oldfarthenry: I will NOT eat this breakfast unless I'm assured that some part of it came out of a chicken's anus  cloaca!


Let's be accurate here!
 
2013-09-11 08:29:52 AM  
Wow. Pathetic. Eggs are one of the best possible foods we can consume. And then making a substitute out of plants, disgusting.
 
2013-09-11 08:41:39 AM  

Lsherm: Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  They have an egg substitute for making mayonnaise, and another for cakes.  Nothing to replace scrambled eggs.  Show me the egg substitute that's better for me than eggs, acts like eggs in cooking, makes a decent omelet, and is less expensive than eggs, and I'll consider it.  Until then, STFU.

I have yet to taste anything that starts out as a powder turn out like regular scrambled eggs.  These aren't going to do much for the fried egg market, either.

But as an ingredient substitute?  Why not.  Less cholesterol and calories and you won't know the difference.


Maybe, then.  But don't go running around telling me you have a vegetable based artificial egg substitute I really should be using to totally replace eggs until it's true.
 
2013-09-11 08:49:14 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  They have an egg substitute for making mayonnaise, and another for cakes.  Nothing to replace scrambled eggs.  Show me the egg substitute that's better for me than eggs, acts like eggs in cooking, makes a decent omelet, and is less expensive than eggs, and I'll consider it.  Until then, STFU.

Look, the Daily Mail are one of those publications that somehow have negative expertise on scientific subjects, reading their articles causes you to lose scientific knowledge.

So... back up a second, breathe, and put the pieces together on your own.  This is a project backed by the Gates foundation: they don't give a shiat about how things taste, they're more of a "try to solve world hunger" type of organization.


Right.  Because so many third-world starvation victims shop at Whole Foods.
 
2013-09-11 09:06:16 AM  

Deep Contact: So what's going to happen to all the real eggs?


Us omnivores will continue to eat them while the vegans eat their tofu and egg substitute.
 
2013-09-11 09:09:27 AM  
HotWingAgenda:  There is no reason for this,

...except for the market there is for people that don't like livestock, dairy, or poultry operations.

(Hint: like the guy quoted in the article, who said that the animal industry is 'broken')

So yes, there is a reason for it--it's called money and appealing to a niche market.
 
2013-09-11 09:11:21 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Right.  Because so many third-world starvation victims shop at Whole Foods.


In a first-world country, that's where you'd market it to make money.

Also, it's a lot easier to do a food drive in a first-world country for starving folks either here or abroad, when the product won't spoil.
 
2013-09-11 09:16:57 AM  

oldfarthenry: MaudlinMutantMollusk: oldfarthenry: I will NOT eat this breakfast unless I'm assured that some part of it came out of a chicken's anus!

The fertilizer?

Fair enough - but I ain't eating that blasphemous `turkey' bacon!


The trick is having "turkey pepperoni bacon" instead of the 'turkey bacon'.
Find the turkey pepperoni (for pizzas) and then nuke them until they've started to bubble and get crunchy.  Much closer to real bacon (even if they're circular) than the turkey bacon which is really just fried bologna.
 
2013-09-11 09:26:43 AM  

E5bie: Max Awesome: I used to buy eggs from a corner market that were awesome - big and brown with double yolks.

Then one day I opened a new carton and there was feathers and blood all over them.

Haven't bought eggs since then.

Two thoughts:

1) How the F does that even happen??? Seriously, WTF????

2) Meh, it shouldn't have affected the quality of the eggs. They're in shells after all.
Consider that well fed chickens lay more nutritious eggs, which look and taste better than the cheap ones.
Besides, you do know that ALL farm chickens enjoy the same retirement plan, right?

1) But again, for emphasis W...T....F....???


There are a couple reasons for it. Depending on where he was getting the eggs from, if it was a good local chicken owner, it was probably nothing. Sometimes the eggs can come out bigger than other eggs (kind of like how sizes can vary between siblings at birth) it can stretch the "vent" of the hen. Or, if the layer is laying for the first time, it takes a little while for the vent to stretch enough where the layer is at east (again, kinda similar to humans). So a little bit of blood and feathers isn't that big of a concern, unless the layer is consistently having that problem, or blood is actually visible on the hen's vent.

If it was like, someone splashed blood over the collected carton of eggs, then that's something else. But perhaps I wouldn't buy eggs from a chicken owner that didn't wash it a little before marketing.

Anyways. Was just trying to tell you it can occur. Usually the blood spots are small, but at any rate, it is not that alarming.
 
2013-09-11 09:41:15 AM  

Smidge204: If you think about it, 'natural' eggs are also made from plants.

=Smidge=


THAT'S THE YOLK
 
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