Future Cleantech Commons tenant, Noblegen Inc., a cleantech nutritional ingredient company, has emerged as the big winner at the annual World Food Innovation Awards which took place in London on March 04.
Noblegen won in two key categories: Best food concept and Best plant-based alternative for their very first direct-to-consumer product, a plant-based “whole egg” powder, branded as “the egg”. Learn more about “the egg” here!
Noblegen was also a finalist in the Best ingredient innovation category.
Now in its 6th successive year, the World Food Innovation Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global food industry. The judging panel considered entries from over 21 countries in 28 categories.
“It has successfully replaced eggs in vegan pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, quiches, and even a chocolate cake. No other plant-based egg scramble can also be used to functionally replace chicken eggs in a cake, ‘the egg’ can.”
Watch the video: Noblegen uses algae to make flour that’s turned into plant-based eggs.
“the egg” is a vegan-friendly, cholesterol and soy-free, alternative to traditional chicken eggs. It contains 6g of plant-based protein per serving, equivalent to that of nature’s egg. It is also significantly lower than a traditional egg in both calories and fat per serving.
For a limited time only, “the egg” will be available in the continental USA, in a tester form for early adopters to receive the product for only a small shipping cost. It will be sent to consumers interested in trying the product and offering input to Eunite™ as they continue to develop later versions of the product. “the egg” will also be available for purchase in pouches equivalent to a dozen traditional eggs.
“Our Eunite brand is all about uniting people and empowering them to be a part of and have input on what they eat,” Noble told us.
“It gives typical consumers a voice in creating a new food product that meets their daily needs. If you want to eat more sustainably, food products with the Eunite seal on them can help you do that!”