Frequently Asked Questions
How do Egg Beaters compare to shell eggs for nutritional content?
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What are Egg Beaters made of?
Egg Beaters Original is made of 99% all-natural egg whites. We add in beta-carotene for a natural yellow color and add back in the vitamins and minerals that are found in the yolk of an egg. Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites are made of 100% all-natural egg whites. See our What Are Egg Beaters? page for more information.
I opened the package prior to the Are Egg Beaters as nutritious as whole eggs from a shell?
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 cholesterol—about 185 mg per large egg—all of which are found in the egg yolk. In contrast, Egg Beaters Original is actually more nutritious than traditional whole eggs. By using egg whites, all of the fat and cholesterol and more than 1/2 of the calories are cut out. In addition, Egg Beaters Original 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.
Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites do not have added vitamins and minerals.
Are Egg Beaters the same as egg whites?
Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites are 100% all-natural egg whites—double pasteurized for safety and conveniently packaged in a carton. Egg Beaters Original and our seasoned variety are not the same as egg whites, but egg whites are the main ingredient. We start with all-natural egg whites, but we add back in the vitamins and minerals found in the yolk of an egg. These options are great for people who desire the low calories, fat, and cholesterol of egg whites, but want a taste and experience more similar to eating shell eggs.
Why Do Egg Beaters Original have a yellow color?
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 calories, fat, and cholesterol.
Who should eat Egg Beaters?
Egg Beaters is the easy way to egg—and everyone could use a little more easy in life. Egg Beaters is also a smart solution for anyone looking to eat right and live a healthier lifestyle. People of all ages and life stages can benefit from protein-rich, lean, and nutritious foods like Egg Beaters.
Can I use Egg Beaters in recipes?
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, fat, and cholesterol of a recipe without sacrificing taste. For substitution amounts, see next question.
In my recipes, how do I substitute Egg Beaters for whole eggs?
For recipes, simply use Egg Beaters as follows:
1/4 cup = 1 large egg
1/2 cup = 2 large eggs
1 cup = 4 large eggs
What is Egg Beaters Southwestern Style, and why is it unique?
Egg Beaters Southwestern Style combines Egg Beaters Original with real vegetables and special seasonings for a delicious, healthy south-of-the-border eating experience. For more info, check out our Products page.
What can Southwestern Style Egg Beaters be used for?
Southwestern Style Egg Beaters can be used in scrambled eggs, omelets, burritos, and many other egg dishes. This bold variety features red and green peppers, onions, and a mix of spices.
How are Egg Beaters 100% Egg Whites different than Egg Beaters Original?
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. Egg Beaters Original is 99% all-natural egg whites. We add in beta-carotene to naturally color the egg whites and add back in the vitamins and minerals that are found in the yolk of an egg. Egg Beaters Original provides a taste and experience closer to that of shell eggs, with lower calories and zero fat and cholesterol.
What’s the right way to scramble Egg Beaters?
For skillet scrambling, spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick 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 nonstick 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.
How do I make hard-cooked Egg Beaters, or prepare Egg Beaters in the oven?
For oven-prepared Egg Beaters, we recommend preheating your oven to 325° F. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish with nonstick 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.
How do I use Egg Beaters for breading?
Egg Beaters can be used in the same way you would use shell eggs for breading. Dip chicken, fish, or other foods before coating with breadcrumbs or flour.
Do Egg Beaters last longer than shell eggs?
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.
Do you have to be careful handling and cooking Egg Beaters?
Egg Beaters are made with egg whites, 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.
Can I freeze Egg Beaters?
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.
What’s the right way to store Egg Beaters?
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.
What do you do with the yolks in Egg Beaters Original and Egg Beaters Egg Whites?
Bob Evans Farms purchases pasteurized egg whites. The supplier of these egg whites sells the yolks to other food and manufacturing companies for a variety of uses.