Egg white powders are economical, hygienic forms of value-added egg products, which find applications in industries such as food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. Egg white powder can be stored conveniently due to its extended shelf life, ensuring its feasibility across various applications. The powder contains amino acids, calcium, and cholesterol-free protein required by the body for tissue repair and growth. Egg white powders are extensively used as dietary supplement bases. They provide functional properties such as foaming, emulsification, and gelling capabilities to dietary supplements that are beneficial in adding texture to certain supplements and formulations. Egg white powder is a diet-friendly product and an alternative to dairy proteins, which are included in weight management diets. Manufacturers are adding egg white powder in the preparation of dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products. Egg white powder has high nutritional value as it consists of amino acids and naturally occurring sulfur-containing proteins, which help build, repair, and recover muscles.
Egg white powder is a highly bioavailable protein choice which is low in carbohydrate and free from lactose content. Unlike other protein powders, egg white powder is fat-free, making it an excellent choice for consumers looking to cut down on their total fat intake. Moreover, rising consumer expenditure on nutraceuticals and health supplements will drive the product adoption rate in dietary supplements. As per the European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM), the European dietary supplements market is estimated to increase from US$ 14.95 billion in 2019 to US$ 33.8 billion by 2027, attaining a CAGR of 9.3%. Thus, the manufacturers of dietary supplements are adding egg white powder to their products to target individuals who require additional protein in their diet and those looking to support muscle recovery, weight management, or overall protein supplementation. Several manufacturers provide dietary supplements containing egg white powder under distinct brand names, such as BSN Syntha 6, Naked Nutrition, NOW Foods, Jay Robb, HealthyHey Nutrition, and MRM Nutrition. Health supplements formulated with egg white powder help enhance the consumer’s daily nutrient intake, which is particularly helpful for fitness enthusiasts. Consumer wellness companies focus on building their medical credentials and capabilities and achieving high-profit margins from egg-based dietary products. Thus, the growing utilization of egg white powder in dietary supplements drives the global egg white market.
A few players operating in the global egg white powder market are Taiyo Kagaku Co Ltd, AgroEgg Pte Ltd, Egg Domain Pty Ltd, Netto Industria De Alimentos Ltda, OVODAN International AS, Ovostar Union NV, Parmovo Srl, Foodchem International Corp, Taj Agro International, Venky’s (India) Ltd among few others.