"All freshly-made egg whites. I never let Egg Beaters in my kitchen. Too many chemicals."
|The 'chemical-free' egg, made|
entirely from unicorn horn,
thought energy, and pixie wings
Later on, I did what any chemist would, and found the Egg Beaters ingredients list online. Surprisingly difficult! The E.B. corporate site dodges and darts, so I went to a "healthy-kitchen" blog instead...bingo! Suffice to say, you know the outcome already: there's chemicals in there, by golly! Just like in flowers, dirt, engine oil, coral, or a humble glass of water. Actually, I was surprised that the ingredients were so innocuous:
Egg Whites, Less than 1%: Natural Flavor, Color (Includes Beta Carotene), Spices, Salt, Onion Powder, Vegetable Gums (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum), Maltodextrin. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Sulfate, Iron (Ferric Phosphate), Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin D3 [credit: Erin Coates, The Healthy Apron]
So, that's two naturally-derived gums, a natural dye, a starch, and a bunch of vitamins and minerals you'd've encountered in the Minute Maid juices the restaurant also served (Nevermind the CoffeeMate creamers, or the artificial sweetener!).
Ignorance is bliss.