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Float Foods launches Asia’s first plant-based poached egg and egg yolk in Singapore

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AUTHOR: Fiona Holland
Traditional danish “smørrebrød” or open sandwich made with a slice of buttered rye bread, green asparagus, sliced avocado and topped with a poached egg

Singapore-based Float Foods has launched its plant-based poached egg and egg yolk products for use in F&B businesses, hotels, restaurants, and other distributors around the world.

According to the company, its OnlyEg TM Poached Eg and OnlyEg TM Eg Yolk are the first 100% plant-based poached egg and egg yolk products to be made available in Asia.

The yolk and poached egg substitutes are said to be cholesterol-free, contain 50% less saturated fat than a chicken egg, and offer a cleaner way to consume protein and dietary fibre.

Both products were developed using Float Foods‘ proprietary technology and will boost the availability of easy to cook egg alternatives on the market, the start-up says.

Its legume-based poached egg substitute is ‘ready-to-heat’ in minutes, which can help to streamline operations in big café chains, hotels, global caterers, and airlines.

Float Foods’ egg yolk is also one of the first plant-based yolks to be made commercially available worldwide, which gives chefs the opportunity to broaden their plant-based menu options, the company says.

Following the initial launch of the plant-based poached egg at Food & Hotel Asia 2023 (FHA), the OnlyEg products will have their commercial debut later in May, being served at Singapore’s Little Farms cafés.

At the end of last year, Float Foods also announced a distribution agreement with the Chinese meal subscription service DayDay Cook, which would integrate the OnlyEg brand products into the meal kits sold in Hong Kong. The brand is also expected to be launched in Malaysia, Australia, and Dubai from June 2023. 

An array of alt-protein innovations in the egg market and beyond are available in Singapore, such as Eat Just‘s flagship product JUST Egg, a plant-based product suitable for making scrambled eggs and omelette as well as Eat Just’s division GOOD Meat’s cultured chicken.

Companies are developing plant-based egg varieties elsewhere in the world too. Israeli start-up Yo! Egg successfully introduced its plant-based poached eggs in restaurants in Los Angeles, and has also announced plans to launch a sunny-side-up variety.

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