Shell Egg Equivalency
The term “Egg Products” refers to processed or convenience forms of eggs obtained by breaking and processing shell eggs. Egg products include whole eggs, egg whites, and egg yolks in frozen, refrigerated liquid, and dried forms available in a number of different product formulations, as well as specialty egg products. Specialty egg products include: pre-peeled hard cooked eggs, egg rolls or “long eggs,” omelettes, egg patties, quiches, quiche mixes, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, and others.
Egg products are becoming increasingly popular in foodservice operations. That’s because they are convenient to use and also provide a cost savings with regards to labor, storage, and portion control. Frozen, refrigerated liquid, and dried egg products are similar to shell eggs in nutritional value and most functional properties.
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