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The benefits of using pure whole egg powder in pet food

March 21 2022 - Hidden

Benefits of pure whole egg powder

Did you know that egg protein has the highest protein efficiency ratio compared to other protein sources? That is why IQI Trusted petfood Ingredients supplies pure whole egg powder as a pet food ingredient. Whole eggs provide a great source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Next to that, they also have very good water-binding and emulsifying properties. In IQI’s  on the use of spray dried whole egg powder in pet food, we discuss the many reasons why adding pure whole egg powder is beneficial.

Great source of protein

The first reason to use pure whole egg powder in pet food is because eggs are such a great source of high-quality protein, which is mostly contained in the egg white. In particular, vegetable-based proteins from sources such as potato, rice and peas generally have a less complete amino acid profile compared to animal-based or egg protein. This is of particular importance in limited-ingredient pet foods, where it is a challenge to balance the amino acid content when using a small, select number of ingredients.

Fats and antioxidants

Fat from egg yolk is an important ingredient in pet food as it provides energy, texture, and palatability. It is also a source of essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and supports the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The lipids in egg yolk are also a source of powerful antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin. These are important for long-term eye health in cats and dogs.

Sustainability

Not only is whole egg powder an excellent source of nutrients, it is also a sustainable product choice. Pure whole egg powder is produced from by-products of the egg and poultry production industry, using eggs rejected by quality control due to superficial damage, such as cracks. Furthermore, eggs have a relatively low amount of greenhouse gas emissions per gram of protein.

Dedicated solutions

IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients is a global partner to the pet food industry that specializes in premium pet food ingredients. IQI offers dedicated solutions for the entire process from sourcing ingredients to warehousing, quality checks and improvement, logistics and distribution. Together with our partner Deveris, we offer pure whole egg powder to the pet food industry.

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