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SA’s first-ever plant-based egg is here!

JUST Egg Folded was created with your breakfast ritual in mind. It’s toaster-ready, packed with 7g of clean, sustainable protein, and free of cholesterol! It tastes great on its own with a dash of hot sauce or tucked into your breakfast sandwiches. Or chop it up for topping noodles and stir-fries.

JUST Egg Folded is the first plant-based egg to launch in Africa and will be sold in retail as a box of four in the frozen foods aisle. The key ingredient is protein from the mung bean, a legume that has been cultivated for thousands of years and is a dietary staple in Asia. JUST Egg Folded is free of cholesterol, has as much protein or more protein as many animal proteins (7g) and can be easily heated up in a toaster, oven, pan or microwave. The product’s ingredients use 98 per cent less water, 86 per cent less land and produce 93 per cent less carbon emissions than conventional eggs.

The average South African eats about 7kg of eggs per year. Egg consumption in Africa is growing at a rate of 1-2 per cent per year. Chicken eggs, however, are high in cholesterol, eating just 2 eggs a day already exceeds the daily recommended cholesterol intake. High cholesterol could lead to chronic heart disease that is responsible for 37 per cent of all non-communicable disease deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). JUST Egg Folded made entirely from plants making it a healthier option for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner.

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JUST Egg Folded will be available at all Wellness Warehouse retailers across South Africa. JUST Egg Folded can also be found on menus at restaurants in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban including Lexi’s, Jackson’s and Great Cape Deli. It will also be available on Infinite Foods’ website.

Recipes for Just Egg Folded can be found on Eat Just’s website or www.infinitefoods.com

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