Hitesh Jain*1, Parva Jani1, Khushboo Patel1, Priti Yadav1, Kaenat Sindhi1, T.Y Pasha2
1Sigma Institute of Pharmacy, Baroda, Gujarat, India.
2Parul Institute of Pharmacy and Research, Baroda, Gujarat, India
One of the ways to market a new product is to change the old product. The rapid decline in consumption of the eggs over the last 50 year is one of the most challenging problems the industry is facing today. The high cholesterol content in eggs is a major contributing factor. This problem can be minimized by using designer eggs. This review article throws light on what a designer egg is all about and how it can be obtained, the advantages of designer egg over simple egg. Besides designer egg, this article also provides information about the specialty egg and fertile eggs. Designer eggs are those in which the content has been modified from standard egg. The content of the chicken egg can be changed in such a ways as to be more healthful. This designer egg is free from all negative factors and prepared by changing the diet of chicken or manipulating the immune system of laying chickens. Thus, Designer eggs are essentially an ideal food and vitamin supplemented product which offers the benefits like reduced cholesterol content, high unsaturated fatty acids, ideal omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, cardiac benefits, etc.