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Spero Foods Introduces Pepita Egg as An Affordable Alternative to Animal Products

Plant-based dairy company Spero Foods is making a name for itself as a seed-based pioneer in the plant-based market with its commitment to making healthy and affordable plant-based alternatives to animal products. The company was founded by CEO Phäedra Randolph, who was motivated to start Spero after struggling to find affordable and healthy plant-based alternatives to traditional dairy and egg products.

Spero’s mission is to bring simple, minimal-ingredient plant-based dairy and egg products to market at the same prices as animal products. The company’s plant-based egg product, the Pepita Egg, is made from only seven ingredients and features pepita (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. In addition, the Pepita Egg is keto-friendly, allergy-friendly, and cholesterol-free and does not contain soy, gluten, nuts, sugar, gums, or processed oils.

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,”

Spero’s plant-based products are designed for plant-based and flexitarian communities, the  health-conscious, and those who have health issues related to traditional animal-based products like high cholesterol. Since launching in 2019, Spero has gained recognition from Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, The Food Network, NEXTY Awards, Food Network Supermarket Awards, Forbes 30 Under 30, and has been featured at TED.

Spero’s newest product, the Pepita Egg, is now available nationwide through a partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. Whether you’re looking to lower your cholesterol, eat healthier, reduce your saturated fat intake, try keto or paleo, or just eat more plant-based foods, Spero’s Pepita Egg is a game-changer. 

“We stand behind our minimal, simple ingredient list. We stand behind products that are better for you and the planet,” Phäedra left off.

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