The world’s first fryable vegan egg could be on the market as early as next year if a US inventor, who has already created a vegan egg yolk, has his way.

Made from a blend of yeast flakes, sodium alginate, kala namak and beta-carotene, The Vegg takes on a yolk shape after a “molecular gastronomic technique.”

UK online retailer Vegeco will launch The Vegg to shoppers in mid March.

Its creator, Rocky Shepheard, is now working on a whole egg - complete with faux egg white - to be sold as a pre-formed whole fryable egg in supermarket fridges.

Shepheard created The Vegg after finding out the supposed launch of a similar product was in fact an April Fool’s joke.