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Something that holds a mixture together

Example : mayonnaise


Used to add air to foods

Example : sponge cakes


Added to mixtures to thicken them

Example : sauces/custards

Binding agent

Something that holds ingredients together

Example : meat loaf

Interfering agent

The eggs inhibit the formation of large ice crystals in frozen desserts which would otherwise ruin the texture

Example : ice cream

Structure agent

Eggs add structure to baked goods

Example : baked goods

Nutrient additive

Eggs add protein and other important nutrients to everything

Example : anything

Flavoring additive

Give food good flavor

Example : custard/pudding

Coloring agent

Gives good color to the interior of cakes

Example : baked goods