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An egg made from potato
By: Ellen Lengkeek
Talk about an egg at Easter breakfast. The Dutch company Royal Avebe is working on a striking experiment; eggs made from potatoes. They seem indistinguishable from the real thing, including the yolk.
The 'eggs' are, in name anyway, figuratively symbolic of the rapid growth of vegetable proteins in food at this company as well. The Koninklijke Royal Avebe wants to accelerate the transition to a more plant-based world over the next five years.

Holy potato
Although the potato, and the starch of the plant, is sacred to the 1919 company, new protein crops such as field beans and peas are also being considered. Avebe, which already markets plant-based meat, cheese, dairy products and confectionery, will focus on making plant-based 'fish' after the egg.

Avebe is a cooperative with about 2,300 farmers in the Netherlands and Germany, with a head office in Veendam. It is the largest producer of potato starch. It makes food products, but also supplies potato starch and proteins for applications in paper, vegetable building materials, textiles and the adhesives industry.
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