Q: What does Zeagold egg white consist of?
A: 100% pasteurised egg whites, with no added ingredients.
Q: How many egg whites are there in a Zeagold egg white pack?
A: The Zeagold egg white 980ml pack contains the equivalent of 29 standard-size eggs.
Q: What other nutrients are contained in Zeagold egg white?
A: Egg protein offers the full range of vitamins, minerals and amino acids in an efficient form that can be readily utilised by the body. Zeagold egg white is cholesterol free and virtually fat free.
Q: Can I eat Zeagold egg white without heating or cooking it first?
A: Absolutely. Zeagold egg white has been heat pasteurised, so it is safe to eat straight from the pack. This makes it a convenient, natural source of protein for athletes and body builders, who can be time poor and lead on-the-go lives.
Q: Is it true that egg whites can make you feel less hungry?
A: Yes. Egg whites have a satiety effect, which means they keep you full, longer. They balance blood sugar levels over a longer period, improving alertness and minimising food cravings.
Q: How can Zeagold egg white be used in my meal planning?
A: It can be eaten straight from the pack or prepared and added to any recipe. However, due to the heat pasteurisation process, Zeagold egg white cannot be whipped, so it's not recommended for use in meringues or pavlovas.
Q: What is the shelf life of Zeagold egg white?
A: Zeagold egg white has a shelf life of 28 days from the date of manufacture (see front of pack), if kept chilled between 2°C and 4°C. It should be used within seven days of opening.
Q: Can I freeze Zeagold egg white?
A: Yes. Store at -18°C or below. Once thawed, shake well and store chilled between 2°C and 4°C. It should be used within seven days of opening.
Q: What is the protein content of Zeagold egg white?
A: There is 11.7g of protein per 100ml of Zeagold egg white (or 29.3g per 250ml cup).
Q: How does egg protein compare against other sources of protein?
A: Egg protein is the benchmark against which all other proteins are measured. Good quality protein contains virtually no fat or carbohydrates. The protein in eggs is one of the most bio-available proteins known.
Q: Why choose Zeagold egg white as a protein source?
A: Zeagold egg white is an excellent source of high quality protein and is ready to eat straight out the pack. It comes in an easily digestible and natural form and contains no cholesterol or added ingredients, and virtually no fat (<0.1%) .
Q: Why are the egg whites pasteurised?
A: Zeagold egg white is heat pasteurised to destroy any bacteria that may be present. The egg whites are passed through a series of heated tubes and then tested to USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) standards.
Q: How are the egg whites separated?
A: The eggs are washed and placed on a conveyor. The conveyor then cracks the eggs and drops them into a tray with holes in it. The tray catches the yolks but allows the egg whites to fall through the holes into another tray below. The process is monitored by a quality controller, who removes any broken yolks that may fall through with the whites.
Q: Where can I purchase Zeagold egg white?
A: Within New Zealand, Zeagold egg white packs (chilled) are located in the chilled foods aisle of supermarkets. In Australia, Zeagold egg white (frozen) is available in the freezer aisle of selected Coles stores throughout Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.