Clean label ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has launched a wheat-based flour to replace egg in sponges, muffins and cupcakes, for example.

Ovaparox is designed to help bakers overcome the mounting issue of fluctuating egg prices, while achieving cost savings of up to 30%, claimed the firm. It comes in powder form, and then needs to be combined with water to produce the equivalent of liquid egg. Ovaparox can replace up to 50% of the egg in cakes without compromising on quality, taste, bake volume or shelf-life, according to the company.