Egg allergies occur when the body reacts negatively to eggs; often the egg need only be present in trace amounts. Some individuals don't even need to consume an egg - just contact with the skin is sufficient to provoke a reaction.
The body is usually reacting to proteins found within the egg. The immune system reacts as if dangerous substances have entered the body by producing antibodies which are not necessarily needed. This results in the affected person feeling ill.
Reactions can be extreme and varied, ranging from rashes to swelling or stomach problems. In severe causes anaphylaxis can occur - this is when muscles in the throat swell up and prevent normal breathing, along with a drop in blood pressure.
In extreme cases anaphylaxis can be fatal.
If you have reason to believe you may have an egg allergy, consult your health specialist.
All Orgran products are free from egg. The Orgran product range is also completely dairy and lactose free, making products suitable for people with egg allergies. Orgran produce ‘No Egg’ Natural egg replacer. ‘No Egg’ Natural egg replacer is egg free, cholesterol free and one pack can replace 66 fresh eggs. Low in fat, the egg replacer is perfect for use in cakes, biscuits, pancakes and most other recipes that require egg.
This information was provided for general use only. Please seek medical advice from a GP or health professional before considering undertaking any diet.