Vegan Takeover? Former Dairy Brand Releases Aquafaba Egg Replacer

The former dairy company has been rebranded as entirely plant-based
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Aquafaba is made out of chickpeas and is a good egg whites replacer

Aquafaba is made out of chickpeas and is a good egg whites replacer

Former dairy brand Elmhurst will be launching a new vegan egg replacer made from bean brine early next year.

Called 'Elmhurst Aquafaba', the new product is made from chickpeas and water, and can be used as a substitute for egg whites.

The New York-based company was previously a dairy facility for 90 years, until it rebranded to only create plant-based products.

Following the re-launch of the brand, it is now called 'Elmhurst Milked'.

Aquafaba

The new egg replacer can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Culinary innovator Cheryl Mitchell, Ph.D told VegNews: "With our focus on more sustainable, plant-based foods, it only seemed natural to look toward a primary food source as a solution: chickpeas. 

"Aquafaba has the amazing ability to replicate egg whites in a wide variety of applications like egg-free meringue, mayonnaise, marshmallows, batter, and more."

Elmhurst Aquafaba is set to launch in February 2018.

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