Epogee Fat Replacer (EPG) is the one and only solid alternative fat that can safely & dramatically lower calories without sacrificing taste, texture or appearance. Epogee Fat Replacer is the food innovation you’ve been waiting for.
Re-imagine what’s possible because now you can enjoy your favorite foods with dramatically fewer calories.
* For each unit of fat replaced, Epogee reduces calories from fat by 92%. Depending on recipe, Epogee can replace up to 80% of fat in the recipe.
We start with natural, GMO free vegetable oils and split the oil apart into its components: glycerin and fatty acids.
Next we insert a food-grade propoxyl connector & re-link the fatty acid and glycerin, to make a material that looks, feels, tastes and cooks like fat.
The propoxyl link in the middle resists digestive enzyme action, controlling caloric release through the key part of digestion, while allowing later breakdown in the environment.
Epogee is an innovative food product that holds great potential to transform people’s lives by enabling them to maintain diets that are much lower in calories and fat.
Epogee’s innovative product gives consumers a practical option to limit the amount of fat and calories in their diets.
This is a new world with new possibilities, and we're excited to see all the different applications people find for EPG.
EPG currently has GRAS status for the following uses:
The current health landscape shows the average person needs to reduce daily caloric intake by 600 – 700 calories* (source). Non-food alternatives have generally fallen short of achieving this reduction.
The significance of Epogee Fat Replacer (EPG) was recently reinforced by the FDA's new nutrition guidelines. These new guidelines stress the importance of drastically reducing daily calorie intake. The potential for Epogee Fat Replacer has never been so clear.
The food pyramid has evolved, why hasn't your food? With EPG, food manufacturers can simultaneously deliver unrivaled taste, generous portion size and reduced caloric availability.
Food manufacturers now have the means to be part of a solution to the world's obesity problem.
Epogee Fat Replacer (EPG) was developed with safety as the most important requirement. Epogee Fat Replacer (EPG) is esterified propoxylated glycerol and has been shown to be safe across a wide range of food uses. EPG has been rigorously tested in more than 60 studies. The data supporting EPG's safety is among the strongest data packages ever developed for a new food ingredient.
EPG has achieved Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status for use in confectionery products, frying, baked goods and baking mixes, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, nuts and nut products (including peanut butter), grain products, pasta, granola and snack bars, sauces and gravies, and soft candy. EPG has been evaluated for safety at levels as high as 150 grams per day, which is almost twice as much as consumed in a typical US diet of 2,500 calories per day.
In addition to rigorous testing to safety and submission of data for FDA GRAS confirmation, Epogee Fat Replacer is fully Kosher compliant and is manufactured in top-line facilities in the USA according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for food. EPG is gluten free, allergen free, vegan, and is made using natural vegetable oils which are free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Epogee Fat Replacer was developed by a small, dedicated team of scientists & engineers. This scientific convergence resulted in Epogee, an innovative solution to an ongoing problem that is proudly made right here in the USA.