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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.

Source:IE

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