Thursday, April 26, 2012

Powdered Eggs

            Lately I’ve been thinking about dehydrated food and adding more to my growing supplies. Dehydrated foods have a longer shelf life, but can be more expensive and less palatable than fresh foods. Always with an eye towards protein, I’ve been weighing my options for longer lasting sources.

            Jerky is one way to go, but the shelf life is probably not as great as you think. Most jerky goes bad in 6 months to a year. Also, the older it gets, the harder it is to eat. And the impact of jerky on your teeth is severe, especially if you don’t have a lot of toothpaste and floss.

            Powdered eggs are not a bad way to go. Almost all powdered eggs are created the same way (removing the water) and so have similar shelf lives. Depending on your storage environment, you may get as much as 10 years from stored powdered eggs. However, the palate quality of the eggs does diminish over time. After 10 years, you may be able to live off it, but you will develop a new appreciation for seasoning. For info on recipes using powdered eggs, go on over to Yeah, you can use the powder alone or in recipes.

I haven’t tried them myself, but Nutriom claims their egg crystals taste better and last longer than regular egg powder. You might order a small amount just to see if you agree.

You can’t live on carbohydrates only, so do your best to mix it up.

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