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Mock Egg

  • 23 Dec 2020
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Recently, a team of scientists from IIT Delhi won an innovation contest (Innovate 4 SDG) organised by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) Accelerator Lab India for their innovation of a “plant based mock egg”.

  • UNDP Accelerator Lab India seeks to address some of the most pressing issues facing India, such as air pollution, sustainable water management and client-resilient livelihoods through innovation.
  • The team secured the first prize and won 5,000 USD for their innovation.

Key Points

  • Mock Egg:
    • It has been developed from very simple farm based crop proteins, which not only looks and tastes like an egg but is also very close in nutritional profile to poultry eggs.
    • The development of the mock egg meets the protein needs of the diet-specific, health conscious, vegan and vegetarian people.
  • The team has also developed meat analogues for chicken and fish from plant sources using fruits and vegetables.
  • The plant based textured foods which resemble egg, fish and chicken have been developed with an aim to address the longstanding battle for malnutrition and clean protein food for people.


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