Egg Beaters

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Egg Beaters
Current Logo of Egg Beaters
Product type liquid eggs and egg whites
Owner ConAgra Foods, Inc.[1][2]
Introduced 1972[1]

Egg Beaters is a product marketed in the United States as a healthy substitute[3] for chicken eggs. Egg Beaters is primarily egg whites with added flavorings, vitamins, and thickeners xanthan gum and guar gum.[4][5][6] It contains real egg whites, but no egg yolks.[7][8]

Past and present[edit]

Egg Beaters was introduced in 1972 and originally sold frozen as "Fleischmann's Egg Beaters". Advertisements at the time stated, "Fleischmann's has substituted yolk-like ingredients for the cholesterol packed yolk of a fresh egg." A 16 oz. package cost 79 cents in 1973.[9] The refrigerated version was introduced in 1994.[10] For a brief time, the company sold Egg Beaters With Yolk, which contained a small amount of yolk.[11]

The product was originally introduced by Standard Brands which merged with Nabisco in 1981 to form Nabisco Brands, Inc.[12] ConAgra acquired Nabisco's refrigerated food business in late 1998.[13]

Egg Beaters are sometimes included as part of a heart healthy diet.[14][15][16] Dr. J. David Spence, a professor of neurology and clinical pharmacology at Western University and a cholesterol researcher, has recommended Egg Beaters for people who are at high risk for heart attacks and strokes.[17]

Since their introduction in 1993, Egg Beaters have become a proprietary eponym for liquid egg substitutes.[14][18][19]


Egg Beaters are sold frozen or refrigerated in various size containers,[20] and seven varieties, Original, 100% Egg Whites, Garden Vegetable, Cheese & Chives, Southwestern Style, Three Cheese, and Florentine. Most contain no fat or cholesterol, and all provide substantially less food energy (calories), fat and cholesterol than whole eggs. [21]


  1. ^ a b "ConAgra timeline: 1890-2015". Omaha World Herald. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  2. ^ John Reese (27 October 2017). "Validea Joel Greenblatt Strategy Daily Upgrade Report - 10/27/2017". Nasdaq. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Eggbeaters website-Health Benefits Accessed 1/22/2011
  4. ^ Eggbeaters website FAQ Nutrition Accessed 1/22/2011
  5. ^ Mandy Oaklander (25 October 2016). "Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites". TIME. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  6. ^ Ryan Mac (23 November 2013). "Bill Gates' Food Fetish: Hampton Creek Foods Looks To Crack The Egg Industry". Forbes. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  7. ^ Eggbeaters website-Health Benefits Accessed 1/22/2011
  8. ^ James Hamblin (10 May 2017). "How to Read Eggs". The Atlantic. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  9. ^ Salisbury Daily Times (February 28, 1973)
  10. ^ Eggbeaters website - History. Archived, on 8 February 2011
  11. ^ Vanessa L Facenda "ConAgra Egg Substitute Beats a Path to Gen Yers." Brandweek, February 18, 2008, 14.
  12. ^ Nabisco History
  13. ^ Gunset, George (22 July 1998). "Conagra To Acquire 2 Nabisco Units". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  14. ^ a b David Becker, M.D. and Patti Morris (1 February 2016). "A month to change your heart: Day 1". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Eggs' Pros and Cons". Washington Post. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  16. ^ Svati Kirsten Narula (11 July 2014). "Why a fancy food startup is selling vegan mayo to America's poorest shoppers". Quartz. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  17. ^ Kristin Wartman (27 August 2012). "Sunny-Side Up: In Defense of Eggs". The Atlantic. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  18. ^ Jennifer Jungwirthn (20 June 2015). "How to dine out and not blow your diet". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  19. ^ Roberto A. Ferdman (21 May 2015). "There's really bad news for egg lovers". Washington Post. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  20. ^ Eggbeaters website-Products Accessed 1/22/2011
  21. ^ Eggbeaters website-Coompare to Shell Eggs Accessed 1/22/2011

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