Egg powder

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As powdered egg or powdered egg is called dried eggs . Just like milk powder , egg powder is dried in a spray dryer. Egg powder has a significantly longer shelf life than fresh eggs: 5–10 years are possible if stored optimally. Special cooling is not required. Egg powder is often offered cheaper than the corresponding amount of fresh egg.


In order to produce food such as B. scrambled eggs and omelettes to convert the egg powder back into a whole egg- like product, it is whipped with three times the amount of water. But it can also be used for baking without rehydration . 100 g egg powder corresponds to about 8 fresh eggs.

During the Second World War, egg powder was used to feed the German Wehrmacht - as it was called - for technical reasons , as fresh eggs cannot always be replenished. Allegedly were only fresh eggs distributed to the civilian population during the war, newspaper recipes around for cake without fat and egg for Easter , where Eiaustauschmittel or egg powder were to be used, however, tell a different story.

The currently oldest description of the production of dry eggs ( egg powder ) was made in 1821.

Individual evidence

  1. Datasheet SANOVO egg products item no. 386 / SANOVO FOODS art. no.3563 , ver. 2 / June 2018 ( online as PDF ).
  2. a b Völkischer Beobachter (Vienna edition). No. 124 of May 3, 1944, p. 6 under Small messages ( online at ANNO ).
  3. The progressive farmer. Trade journal for modern agriculture. Vol. 24, No. 44 of April 4, 1942, p. 112 ( online at ANNO).
  4. Means of storing eggs. In: Polytechnisches Journal . 4, 1821, Miszelle 3, p. 125.