A Singaporean company has cracked what it calls the world’s first plant-based, nutrition-focused hard-boiled egg.
Vegans who enjoy their ramen may now enjoy their dish topped with an entirely plant-based hard-boiled egg, made by OsomeFood, a Singapore-based company that has created their vegan boiled egg. It is made from naturally occurring fungi that undergoes a fermentation process to create mycoprotein, which carries the same essential amino acids present in meat, and contains a variety of seaweed and algae that are high in antioxidants.
Billed as the first of its kind, the vegan hard-boiled egg is made using 90% less land resources and water than it’s animal-based counterpart, making it a far more sustainable choice.
While other plant-based egg alternatives exist, OsomeFood claims that this is a word first, as it is able to provide necessary nutritional elements that are absent in others. In a press release, founder of OsomeFood, Jason Fong said: “We believe in harnessing the power of real food to equip our bodies with the nutrients it needs for us to live our best lives. Natural ingredients are key and are what makes us different from other meat-alternative products. We are not simply vegan, our food is as nutritious as it gets.”
OsomeFood creates a range of plant-based products that are gluten-free and GMO-free, and employ a ‘zero-contamination’ process that doesn’t include any toxins from heavy metals such as mercury and hormones, pesticides and plastics. They use an ultrasonic washer to eliminate pesticides, dehydration, and cold-pressing from their products, and conserve nutrients using high-pressure equipment.