|OvaEasyŽ Egg Crystals in #10 Cans last for 7 years! *From time of production*|
Note: Once bag is opened, no water has been added and the powder is in a sealed container the eggs will stay fresh for 6 months.
Most powdered eggs claim 5 - 10 years shelf-life, but is this really true? Not according to the American Egg Board:
"Plain whole egg solids [powdered egg] have a shelf life of about one month at room temperature and about a year at refrigerated temperatures." www.aeb.org
Ova Easy Egg Crystals have been specially processed using our unique technology to achieve long shelf-life. And since we're a military supplier, we use the US Army Labs shelf-life tests based on the most advanced academic research.
We've also used the same tests on regular powdered eggs and the results show significant degradation and browning after just 1.5 years of accelerated testing.
A lab analysis shows high levels of the molecules furasone, pyranose and pentosine. These molecules are by-products of 'browning' reactions (Maillard reactions) and other chemical reactions. These reactions severely degrade the nutritional value of the proteins in the egg powder.
A lot of academic research has been done on these browning reactions and they all show serious problems in nutrition and digestibility.
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Read this review for the OvaEasy Eggs.
"The Maillard, or nonenzymatic browning reaction between reducing sugars and proteins is known to cause serious deterioration of the nutritional quality of foods during processing and storage." Physiological, Toxicological, and Nutritional Aspects of Various Maillard Browned Proteins
"... browning reactions of amino acids and proteins with carbohydrates, oxidized lipids, and oxidized phenols cause deterioration of food during storage and processing. The loss in nutritional quality and potentially in safety is attributed to destruction of essential amino acids, decrease in digestibility, inhibition of proteolytic and glycolytic enzymes, interaction with metal ions, and formation of antinutritional and toxic compounds." Food Browning and Its Prevention: An Overview
Our OvaEasy Egg Crystals last 7 years and we have the test results to prove it. Powdered eggs last 1 to 1.5 years at best before serious degradation and browning occurs.
This is part of the reason why the US Army and Navy no longer use old powdered eggs. Our soldiers deserve better...and so does your family.
So what's the difference between OvaEasy Egg Crystals and old powdered eggs?
Old powdered eggs (dehydrated eggs) are made with an old technology and taste bad! They're dried at such high temperatures that the taste of fresh eggs is ruined. Too much heat cooks the eggs during the drying process ... so when you go to cook them later, they end up being cooked twice! How can an egg that's cooked twice taste good?
OvaEasy Egg Crystals are made with a revolutionary new technology that keeps the flavor and nutrition of fresh eggs intact. All we do is gently evaporate the water in the eggs... that's it. Egg crystals aren't cooked until you cook them! They're dried with a special low temperature process that protects the proteins, vitamins and minerals... and most importantly the flavor! Best of all, they're 100% all-natural, pure whole egg.
Long-term food storage, camping and emergency food
What is OvaEasy good for? OvaEasy is ideal for long-term food storage, hiking and camping. It's shelf-stable for years with no refrigeration, takes up very little room and tastes just like fresh eggs!
OvaEasy comes in many different packaging configurations to suit your needs. It's canned in #10 cans for emergency food storage (7 year shelf-life) or packaged in individual pouches for camping (30 month shelf-life). We also have larger pouch sizes available for long term food storage without the cans or just to always have wholesome eggs on hand no matter the situation.
All-natural Egg Crystals
Have you ever heard of sun-dried tomatoes? We decided to take a hint from Mother Nature and copy her at her best. We've discovered a way to use the same principles that go into making sun-dried fruits and apply it to one of Mother Nature's most amazing foods...egg!
We start with wholesome fresh eggs and gently evaporate the water, leaving only little crystals of pure egg. That's why we call them egg crystals!
Other powdered eggs
Other dehydrated and powdered eggs are dried at very high temperatures. High temperature cooks the eggs during the drying process which is why they lose their fresh taste.
Our unique technology
Our process is special because it works at low-temperature and doesn't damage the flavor or functionality of the eggs. That way, when you go to cook our egg crystals later, they taste just like fresh eggs! All you need to do is add the water we evaporated back in and you're ready to go.
What about freeze-dried eggs?
Freeze-drying also dries with heat but starts with frozen egg instead. Freezing damages an egg's protein which also causes problems with flavor and functionality. That's why we only use fresh eggs, not frozen!
SHIPPING TIMES: Most, but not all orders leave our warehouse within 3 business days, some orders may take longer. Allow time from the day we ship for FedEx, UPS or the USPS to deliver it to you from Upstate NY. Please call for rush orders before 2:00 Eastern time. That means that some items, to some locations could take two weeks or more. Remember, we're a 50 year old family run business, so feel free to call us for a rush. We can get most of our items out the same day and use next day air and get it to you tomorrow, but you need to call before 2:00 Eastern time.
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WE CAN NOT SHIP CASES OF CANNED FOOD OUTSIDE OF THE LOWER 48.
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