When you’re creating a dry food product for dogs or cats, whether basic sustenance or a treat, you will need to bind the dry ingredients together. Different pet food binders offer different performance qualities, and egg product is an ideal candidate for the role. Not only does it offer excellent binding capabilities, but it brings a host of other benefits to the table as well: protein, immunity boosters, growth-promoting nutrients, and more. Egg products are the ultimate pet food binders.
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How do egg products bind ingredients together?
If you combine egg products with water, they are easily absorbed into dry ingredients. When cooked, their molecules speed up and collide, forming bonds that are then thickened and solidified by the heat. They give the food solidity and strength so that it won’t fall apart when it is packed, transported, or served. The coagulation (i.e., the change to a solid or semi-solid state) of the proteins produces a firm food product composed of tightly bound ingredients.
What options do I have?
If you’re shopping for cost-effective and high-quality pet food binders, IsoNova has you covered. Look no further than our OvaBind™ product line (Patent No. 8,916,156), which features several egg-based binding agents. These products can effectively join ingredients in both wet and dry pet food applications, helping you create the ideal dog or cat food. In addition, if you’re hoping to improve the texture, appearance, and functionality of your pet food products, check out OvaZyme™. OvaZyme™ incorporates hydrolyzed egg phospholipids to deliver an enhanced level of functionality in the processing of pet foods and treats.
To learn more about Isonova’s pet food binders and how they might improve your current or future products, please contact us today. We would be happy to help you explore your options.