Allergy to eggs is one of the most common causes of food allergy in infants, young children, and adults. An egg-free diet removes eggs and products that may contain eggs. Some people choose to follow an egg-free diet because they are vegan or lacto-vegetarians.
- Read those labels—Be sure to learn the scientific names for egg, and read nutrition labels carefully to avoid buying products with any form of egg.
- Be thorough—Ask about ingredients at restaurants and others’ homes to make sure the food you are eating is safe for you.
- Find a substitute—Consider what function the egg would serve in your recipe before deciding how to substitute for it.
Best bets: Commercial egg substitutes (read labels carefully; many egg “substitutes” contain egg whites); soft tofu can resemble eggs when spiced and scrambled with cheese, vegetables, or breakfast meats
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