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Spero Foods’s Pepita Egg Brings Delicious and Affordable Plant-Based Alternatives to Animal Products in the Market

Plant-based dairy company Spero Foods takes on the challenge of bringing affordable and delicious plant-based alternatives to animal products to the market. The company was founded by Phäedra Randolph, who was inspired to create Spero after experiencing the benefits of a plant-based diet but struggling to find affordable and healthy alternatives to animal products. Since launching, Spero has gained recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, recognized by The Food Network, NEXTY Awards, Food Network Supermarket Awards, and Forbes 30 Under 30, and featured at TED.

Spero’s mission is to make plant-based dairy and egg products as accessible and affordable as animal products while maintaining clean ingredients and excellent flavor. The company’s plant-based egg product, the Pepita Egg, is made from only seven ingredients and features pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, as the main ingredient. Pepitas are a good source of protein, zinc, iron, and magnesium and have a similar amount of protein per serving as a chicken egg. The Pepita Egg is also keto-friendly, allergy-friendly, cholesterol-free, and doesn’t use soy, gluten, nuts, sugar, gums, and processed oil ingredients.

Spero is perfect if you’re trying to eat more plant-based or flexitarian, or if you have health issues related to chicken eggs, such as high cholesterol. The company’s founder, Phäedra, believes that it is important for both human and planet health to democratize plant-based foods and increase biodiversity in the food system. In order to achieve this, Spero has carefully selected ingredients and created processes that result in simple ingredient labels with nutrition and great flavor, without compromising on ingredient quality.

In a statement, Phäedra said, “It is imperative to our health, to the planet’s imminent climate crisis, and to our collective future to democratize healthy plant-based foods. We must urgently remove price and access barriers to make healthier products widely available, not in ten years, but now. The very future of our existence depends on it, and that’s what we’re working on at Spero,”

Phäedra continued, “In determining ingredients and processes for our products, I scoured the plant kingdom for edible plants rich in nutrients, healthy fats, protein, and fiber, that are easy on our planet and additive to our health. That’s why I eschewed nuts, grains, and legumes in inventing Spero’s products. I selected affordable ingredients and invented processes that facilitate a simple ingredient label with nutrition and flavor. This is why you won’t see us compromise on ingredients. We fundamentally believe in creating truly better food products.”

Spero is committed to bringing healthy, sustainable, and affordable plant-based products to market for all to enjoy. To learn more about Spero Foods and its mission, visit its website or follow them on TikTok or Instagram.

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