Although the egg as a whole can be used in a variety of applications due to its multi-faceted benefits, sometimes manufacturers only need a specific part: the egg protein isolate. Pure and natural, the proteins found in eggs can strengthen and assist pets’ bodies in a number of ways. At IsoNova®, we help our customers acquire or create the exact egg product they need to form a successful pet food.
Egg Protein Isolate
We know that your pet food goals may not include the entirety of the egg. And why purchase what you don’t need? Using state-of-the-art extraction methods, we can separate and remove the various pieces of an egg, so that you can use a specific egg protein fraction on its own.
Although egg whites are formed largely of water (90%) and proteins make up only 10%, the egg whites contain just over 50% of the egg’s total proteins. The proteins within the egg white include albumins and mucoproteins. The egg yolk, on the other hand, contains proteins like Immunoglobulin Y (IgY), phosvitins, and lipovitellins. If you’re interested in using an egg protein isolate, be sure to explore the qualities and benefits of these unique proteins:
- Immunoglobulin Y (IgY) is a Y-shaped protein that is used by the body to identify and neutralize foreign objects within the body, such as bacteria and viruses. Immunoglobulin Y is the most prominent antibody in the blood of birds, reptiles, and lungfish.
- Albumins are a family of globular proteins. They are water-soluble and commonly found in blood plasma. Types include serum albumin and storage protein ovalbumin (found in egg whites).
- Mucoprotein is a glycoprotein that has been formed primarily from mucopolysaccharides. It is found in egg whites.
- Phosvitins are known to be the most phosphorylated protein found in nature. Phosphorylation refers to the addition of a phosphate group to a protein.
All proteins are created from long chains of amino acids. The proteins in egg products will change when you heat, beat, or mix them into other ingredients. The bonds of the proteins may loosen, weaken, or form new and stronger bonds. Depending on how you use them, they can create binding structures or loose links.
Although the proteins found in egg products come in different sizes and serve different functions, they can all benefit the bodies of dogs and cats. They can increase their immunity to diseases, give them energy for vigorous activities, maximize their lean body mass, maintain their overall muscle mass, enhance their long-term health, and help puppies and kittens grow and develop into strong dogs and cats.
If you’re interested in adding an egg protein isolate to your pet food, explore the egg products offered by IsoNova®. Our extracted egg proteins are purified and ready to be incorporated into your pet food or treat. We offer a range of dried egg products so that you can choose the exact nutritional and functional properties you want from an egg. The products are developed through a research-based collaborative approach to ensure your satisfaction. To learn more about our customizable, high-quality egg protein isolate, please contact IsoNova® today. We would be happy to help you find the right egg product for your needs.