Spero Foods Introduces Pepita Egg, a Simple and Sustainable Plant-Based Egg Alternative

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Plant-based dairy manufacturer Spero Foods has partnered with Sprouts Farmers Market to launch the Pepita Egg, a seven-ingredient plant-based egg alternative made with pumpkin seeds, at stores across the US. The product is available in the refrigerated egg or plant-based section and is made without lecithins, pyrophosphates, citrates, sugars, synthetic vitamins, transglutaminase or other additives. In addition, it is keto-friendly, allergy-friendly, cholesterol-free, and doesn’t contain any soy, gluten, nut, sugar, or gum ingredients.. It can be used to make a variety of dishes, including scrambles, omelets, quiches and baked goods and has a similar protein content per serving as a chicken egg.

Pepita Egg production is estimated to emit 99% less CO2, use 88% less water and require 87% less land than chicken egg production. It will initially retail from $4.99 to $5.99 for a 16 oz bottle. Spero’s CEO, Phäedra Randolph, said “we stand behind our minimal, simple ingredient list. We stand behind products that are better for you and the planet, without sacrificing your budget” Phaedra left off.

Animal eggs are high in cholesterol and often not recommended for people with heart, kidney or liver disease. They can also inhibit iron absorption and are a major allergen. Chicken eggs also have a heavy carbon footprint, with most laying hens living in caged, crowded and unhealthy conditions. Plant-based eggs are the fastest-growing alternative category, but there are few options available, with most products containing 13 to 30 ingredients. Spero’s Pepita Egg is the first simple and minimal ingredient plant-based egg to be launched.

Spero’s mission is to bring affordable, healthy and sustainable plant-based dairy and egg products to market at the same prices as animal products. Randolph said the company is a “seed-based pioneer in the plant-based space.”

About Spero®

Spero Foods is a plant-based dairy company dedicated to making healthy and sustainable alternatives to animal products that are affordable and accessible to everyone. Since its launch in 2019, the company has gained recognition for its innovative products, including being named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and recognized by The Food Network, NEXTY Awards, and Forbes 30 Under 30. Spero is committed to using simple and minimal ingredients and maintaining delicious flavor while using technology to create plant-based alternatives to dairy and eggs. For more information, visit Spero online or follow the company on TikTok or Instagram.


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