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    What is egg substitute!?

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    Okay so I got into an argument with a farm animal (vegan), and I may have mentioned that eggs are one of the most healthy and tasty foods in the world, to which she replied that an egg substitute is just as good.
    My question is this: What the heck is it? It clearly isn't an egg, and I can't just go and insult her further without at least knowing what it is. Joke comments are allowed as this is a livestock (vegan) related comment, but I really do want at least one serious answer.

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    Powdered egg.

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    But if vegans can eat it then it's clearly not powdered egg. Or was that a joke?

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    Most egg substitutes are made from egg whites. Maybe she (the vegan) doesn't know that. I hope that is the case as that would be funny.

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    that would make my day! Most egg substitute products—fresh, frozen or powdered—contain mostly egg whites, so if you have an egg allergy, these are not suitable as egg alternatives. But egg substitute is an excellent alternative to eggs if you want to cut your intake of fat and cholesterol, which are concentrated in the egg’s yolk.

    Well, egg substitute products such as Egg Beaters brand, contain 99 percent egg whites. The other one percent comprises undefined “natural flavor,” coloring, spices, salt, onion powder, xanthan gum and guar gum. Many nutrients are added to make up for the ones lost from the yolk, so egg substitute will usually contain varying amounts of iron, zinc, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamins A, E, B6 and B12, and have an equivalent amount of protein as whole eggs. While some brands, like Egg Beaters, contain no fat or cholesterol, others use vegetable oil as an ingredient, which adds to the fat content again—though the fat is largely unsaturated.

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    If I run into her again I'll need to tell her that then. This will be good.

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    Easter eggs.

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    Usually egg whites and chemicals.
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    My vegan sil makes her egg sub out of crushed flax seeds simmered in water. And only for baking. She has also made *gag* tofu quiche. *Shudder*
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    Most vegans I've known scramble up tofu in place of eggs.

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