Best Vegan Recipes With Spinach
How to fight vitamin B12 deficiency

Just Egg changed their ingredients


When Just Egg first came out and I tried it I liked it! I liked it a lot. I've used it to make many things, such as vegan egg sandwiches, omelettes, sausage biscuits, and more. I've used it regularly over the last couple of years. Recently, I started noticing that it seemed "different." That was the best way that I could describe it, because I couldn't put my finger on what it was that was different about it. To me, it didn't taste the same as it had and the consistency had changed. 

This past weekend, I happened to look at the ingredients list on the bottle and I immediately noticed that it had changed since I first started using it. I know, because over the last few years I have really mulled over ingredients lists and researched different things in products. Our food supply today is SO filled with toxic ingredients that have no place in food! I recognized ingredients on the list that were not there originally. So this morning I did a quick search and found that they indeed change the ingredients list, so that it was more "egg like." I guess in their opinion it is more egg-like, but in my opinion it made it less desirable. 

Here is the original Just Egg ingredient list: 

Water, mung bean protein isolate, expeller-pressed canola oil, contains less than 2% of calcium citrate, enzyme, gellan gum, natural color extractives (color), natural flavors, natural turmeric extractives (color), onion puree, salt, soy lecithin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, preservative (nisin, potassium sorbate). 

Here is the new and "improved" Just Egg ingredient list:

Water, Mung Bean Protein Isolate, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Contains less than 2% of Dehydrated Onion, Gellan Gum, Natural Carrot Extractives (color), Natural Flavors, Natural Turmeric Extractives (color), Potassium Citrate, Salt, Soy Lecithin, Sugar, Tapioca Syrup, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Transglutaminase, Nisin (preservative). (Contains soy.)

The two items in bold are the two new ingredients to the list. Tapioca syrup is sugar source. Why a sugar source was added seems odd, because we don't need vegan eggs to be sweet. The ingredient that really bothers me that was added is the transglutaminase, which is otherwise known as "meat glue." Remember several years back when all the meat eaters found out that there was "meat glue" being used in their meat products and they all gasped? Well, although it's a vegan ingredient, transglutaminase is meat glue!

In the last year, I have gotten serious about healing my gut naturally. In doing so, I had to get serious about researching ingredients to see which ones could potentially cause it harm. I am not happy that transglutaminase is in the Just Egg, because it's suspect for enhancing intestinal permeability, among other issues. You decide if you want to eat meat glue or not, but people should know what it is that they are consuming. I wish they wouldn't have changed the ingredients. I thought it tasted better before and I prefer not to eat transglutaminase (not that it was filled with all clean ingredients before, but it just got even more processed).

I used to love Just Egg... but I'm so disappointed after the changing of the ingredients. Now I don't like it at all. While the consistency may be pretty good, there is literally no taste now. It's horrible. I wish they would have left it alone, because it used to be great. The new version is terrible.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.