The man-made horrors beyond our comprehension continue to manifest themselves. This time it’s a vegan ‘boiled egg’ called a Wunderegg and made mainly from nuts. Delightful!
The great Nikola Tesla’s prophecy that we ‘may live to see man-made horrors beyond [our] comprehension’ continues to be fulfilled. This time, it’s vegan boiled ‘eggs’, which are due to be launched by American plant-based brand Crafty Counter.
Wundereggs: Vegan Boiled Eggs
Like real eggs, Wundereggs have both a ‘white’ and a ‘yolk’, but made mainly from cashews and almonds. The other ingredients are probiotics, coconut milk, agar-agar, nutritional yeast, turmeric extract, and black salt. The ‘eggs’ are cholesterol free and contain about as much saturated fat as a real egg.
According to founder Hema Reddy, the ‘eggs’ are still very much a work-in-progress, and later versions may use pea protein, rather than nuts, as a base. Future versions may also include additional nutrients to ‘match’ the nutritional profile of eggs.
Crafty Counter founder Hema Reddy
Of course, these additions are unlikely ever to result in a true nutritional match, because most plant-based food manufacturers would baulk at adding cholesterol to their products, which real eggs contain in spades. If they did so, however, it might result in a more nutritious product. In a sick twist of fate that’s sadly typical of the history of modern nutrition, cholesterol has been unfairly demonised, when in fact it is a vital molecule whose consumption may even have a closer correlation with muscle gain than protein consumption.
In an interview with FoodNavigatorUSA, Reddy said her desire to create an egg alternative stemmed from her disgust at the cruelty she claimed is involved in the egg industry.
Launching later this year or in early 2022, the eggs will be sold in packs of two, retailing at around $5. A special high-pressure processing method is used to give the eggs a long shelf life, of between 90 and 120 days if they’re kept in the fridge.
We’ll continue monitoring scientific and press releases to bring you the latest info on the mad world of plant-based foods as and when it arrives. Stay tuned!
If you want to know more, try reading our recent articles on food produced by solar-powered microbes and protein produced from plastic waste, as well as downloading our hilarious new ebook, Aggressive Incel Monkeys and Other Terrifying Tales from the World of Plant-Based Foods.