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If you're new to Egg Beaters®, we can help you find answers to your questions and learn some helpful tips on using, storing, and enjoying our products.
- How do Egg Beaters compare to shell eggs for nutritional content?
- What are Egg Beaters made of?
- Are Egg Beaters as nutritious as whole eggs from a shell?
- Are Egg Beaters the same as egg whites?
- Why Do Egg Beaters Original have a yellow color?
- Who should eat Egg Beaters?
- Can I use Egg Beaters in recipes?
- In my recipes, how do I substitute Egg Beaters for whole eggs?
- Why did ConAgra Foods decide to create Egg Beaters varieties?
- What are the Egg Beaters Garden Vegetable, Southwestern, and Florentine varieties, and why are they unique?
- What can the flavored Egg Beaters be used for?
- How are Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites different than Egg Beaters Original?
- What's the right way to scramble Egg Beaters?
- How do I make hard-cooked Egg Beaters, or prepare Egg Beaters in the oven?
- How do I use Egg Beaters for breading?
- Do Egg Beaters last longer than shell eggs?
- Do you have to be careful handling and cooking Egg Beaters?
- Can I freeze Egg Beaters?
- What's the right way to store Egg Beaters?
- What do you do with the yolks?
- Does Egg Beaters have new packaging?
|Total Fat||0 g||0 g||0 g||0.5 g||0.5 g||5 g|
|Cholesterol||0 mg||0 mg||0 mg||< 5 mg||< 5 mg||185 mg|
|Carbohydrates||< 1 g||< 1 g||< 1 g||2 g||< 1 g||< 1 g|
|Protein||5 g||5 g||4 g||4 g||4 g||6 g|
Egg Beaters Original is made from real eggs, but only the "best part"the whites. That makes up 99%. Then we add vitamins and other nutrients that would otherwise be lost when the yolk is removed. Naturally colored with beta-carotene, Egg Beaters are a delicious addition to your diet. Check out the What Are Egg Beaters? page for more information.
While the traditional whole egg delivers a variety of important nutrients, it also contains 5 g of fat, 70 calories, and a hefty dose of cholesterolabout 185 mg per large eggall of which is found in the egg yolk. In contrast, Egg Beaters Original is actually more nutritious than traditional whole eggs. By eliminating the yolk, all of the fat and cholesterol and more than 1/2 of the calories are cut out. In addition, the product contains greater amounts of important vitamins such as A, B-12, D, and E, as well as other essential nutrients such as folic acid and riboflavin. Each serving of Egg Beaters also has 5 g of protein.
No. When you separate the yolk and use just the white of the egg, you lose important nutrients found in the yolk. Egg Beaters Original adds these nutrients back in, providing an even better nutritional value. Plus, there's no waste from unused and discarded yolks. However, Egg Beaters has a 100% All Natural Egg Whites product if you're looking for whites only.
Egg Beaters Original are naturally colored by beta-carotene, just one of several added vitamins and minerals that make Egg Beaters nutritionally comparable to whole eggs, but with less fat and cholesterol.
Egg Beaters are a smart substitute for shell eggs for anyone concerned about eating right and living a healthy lifestyle. That includes people of all ages and situationsfrom medically motivated individuals to athletes, and from children and teens to active, health-conscious adults.
Egg Beaters are extremely convenient and versatile. They can replace shell eggs in most recipes, both as a recipe ingredient and as the base of an egg dish. Egg Beaters provide a great way to reduce the calories of a recipe without sacrificing taste. For substitution amounts, see Question #8.
For recipes, simply use Egg Beaters as follows:
ConAgra Foods recognizes consumers' growing demand for great taste, health, and convenience in their food choices. As part of its continued commitment to product innovation, Egg Beaters introduced the first refrigerated egg alternative that combines real eggs with real vegetables and special seasonings. In fact, new Egg Beaters Florentine has the vitamins and minerals you want from a shell egg, plus spinach, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and a subtle mix of Italian herbs
Egg Beaters Three Cheese, Southwestern Style, and Florentine varieties use a special process that combines the delicious goodness of real eggs, real vegetables, real cheese, and special seasonings for a delicious, healthy eating experience. For an added touch of flavor, these varieties are available as part of our Egg Beaters line of products.
Egg Beaters varieties offer consumers a delicious eating experience. Whether you love scrambled eggs, omelets, burritos, or other egg dishes, with Egg Beaters, it's just a matter of pouring and cooking. The vegetable chopping and cheese shredding are already done for you! These varieties come in a reclosable pour-spout package that eliminates the messiness of shells. The Potato Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole, Mini Mushroom Egg Bakes, and Southwestern Breakfast Burritos are a few delicious ways to use our flavored varieties.
Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites are 100% All Natural Egg Whites. They're great for baking or cooking your favorite recipes without the mess of breaking shell eggs and separating the yolks.
For skillet scrambling, spray a nonstick skillet with PAM® No-Stick Cooking Spray and preheat over medium. Shake and pour desired amount of Egg Beaters into heated skillet. Cook without stirring until edges and bottom begin to set. Lift cooked portion and gently turn to scramble. Continue cooking until set.
For microwave scrambling, spray a small microwave-safe bowl with PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray. Shake and pour 1/2 cup into bowl. Cover and cook on high for 45 seconds. Stir gently. Cook 20 to 30 seconds more, or until just set but slightly moist.
For oven-prepared Egg Beaters, we recommend preheating your oven to 325° F. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish with PAM® No-Stick cooking spray. Then, shake and pour 1 cup of Egg Beaters into your baking dish. Bake uncovered 12 to 15 minutes, or just until set in the center. Cool slightly. Serve and enjoy.
Use Egg Beaters to coat chicken, fish, or other foods before cooking with breadcrumbs or flour.
Egg Beaters have a shelf life of up to 120 days from the time they leave the production line. Once a carton of Egg Beaters is opened, it must be used within seven days or by the "sell by" date, whichever comes first. Shell eggs typically have a shelf life of up to 60 days.
Egg Beaters are real eggs, so all of the safety precautions you would follow with shell eggs apply when handling or cooking with our product. When working with Egg Beaters, be sure to wash your hands, any kitchen surfaces, and cooking utensils with antibacterial soap and water to clean up any spills. That said, Egg Beaters go through double pasteurization so they're safe to consume raw.
The product can be frozen if unopened. Once the product has been opened, it must be used within seven days. Do not freeze part of an opened package. Also, once the product has been thawed, do not refreeze. Egg Beaters Original can be purchased both in frozen and refrigerated form.
For storage purposes, you can keep an opened carton of Egg Beaters in your refrigerator for up to seven days. Our convenient, resealable pour-spout package makes that easier than ever, and prevents messy refrigerator spills. Unopened refrigerated Egg Beaters can be stored fresh in the refrigerator until the expiration date printed on each package.
Frozen Egg Beaters packages can be stored in the freezer for up to one year after purchase. After you have defrosted a frozen package, it can be kept in the refrigerator for up to seven days, but do not refreeze.
ConAgra Foods purchases pasteurized egg whites only. The supplier of these egg whites sells the yolks to other food and manufacturing companies for a variety of uses.
Egg Beaters is excited to announce an updated look to all of our packaging! (Don't worry... Egg Beaters will still have the same great taste.) The new packaging for our Original and Flavored varieties is in stores now. Keep an eye out for new Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites packaging in early 2012. See our new packaging here.