GADVASU's students develop 2 egg products

  • Rameshinder Singh Sandhu, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Mar 25, 2015 20:55 IST

Egg lovers will be elated to know that Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has developed two new egg products - 'egg drink concentrate' and 'egg soup powder'.

Experts claimed that whenever these products would hit the market, they will be appreciated for their rich nutritive value and purity that according to them was hardly available in most products available in the market.

Developed by the department of livestock products and technology (LPT) after several months of research, department head Manish Kumar Chatli said with 'egg drink concentrate', egg drinks could be made in various flavours. "Unlike flavoured soups available in the market, 'egg soup power' is pure and offers real benefits of egg," he added.

"As per our tests in the lab, egg drinks have high nutritive value and most other cold drinks are only leading to obesity. It should not be forgotten that they are directly harmful for our health as they are added with many chemicals and artificial flavours. Our drink has a lot of vitamins and minerals and there are less calories as compared to regular drinks. For soup, I must say we should avoid using packed soups as they are artificially flavoured, whereas our soup powder is made directly from eggs," said Chatli.

Assistant professor from LPT Nitin Mehta added, "It should not be forgotten that egg is a source of great energy. For those who do not eat non-vegetarian food, but only eggs, it can also help them provide energy. It can help patients to recover. Even for bearing strong health treatments, doctors suggest intake of eggs."

Market release

GADVASU's public relations officer Harpreet Singh said the department had already got a very positive feedback for these products from hundreds of farmers at the recently concluded Pashu Palan Mela and university is currently looking forward to commercialise the product. "The hunt is on for a good food company, to which we will sell our products and hope people across the country will appreciate these products," he said.

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