Development and Assessment of Vitamin-Enriched Granule Extracts from Egg Yolk
The chicken egg represents an excellent source of nutrients, and the composition of the egg yolk can further be enhanced through modifications to the laying hen diet. While enhanced shell eggs are primarily sold as specialty eggs, an opportunity exists to add further value through the use of novel extraction technologies. The proposed research project will combine existing expertise in egg yolk enhancement with expertise in liquid/protein processing and extraction techniques. The project will benefit Egg Farmers of Canada through development of unique capacity for the establishment of novel egg biologically active components for use in the food and natural health product sectors.