DANIEL SIMEANU, ANDREEA CATALINA NISTOR, BOGDAN-VLAD AVARVAREI, PAUL-CORNELIU BOISTEANU CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND NUTRITIONAL EVALUATION OF PASTEURIZED EGG MELANGE Egg is a basic foodstuff in many cultures and has a special place, also represent a rich source of nutrients such as, high quality proteins and a large variety of minerals and vitamins. The main derived products which are processed nowadays are dehydrated products (egg powder) and the liquid ones (refrigerated or frozen) as well as pasteurized egg mélange which was the studied food in the current research. A number of 20 samples of egg mélange were gathered from two different processing units. Samples were subjected to chemical analysis being determined content in water, dry matter, proteins, lipids, minerals, non-nitrogenous extractive substances, fatty acids and amino acids. Based on the obtained values was realised a nutritional evaluation for the analysed product by calculating the chemical indexes of essential amino acids (CI), essential amino acids index (EAAI), biological value (BV) and nutritional index (NI) for three categories of persons (children, young people and adults). The results of the current study showed the fact that chemically speaking, the analysed pasteurized egg mélange presented values which were into the limits from literature; the analysed samples contented 75.59% water, 24.41% dry matter, 12.22% protein, 9.71% lipids, 0.99% total minerals, 1.48% non-nitrogenous extractive substances, 12.34 g/100 g content in amino acids (5.5 g/100 g essential amino acids) and 22.86 g/100 g lipids for polyunsaturated fatty acids. After nutritional evaluation of proteins from the studied food we observed that those ones had a very close value (EAA=50.77 g/16 g N) to the one of hen egg albumen (51.2 g/16 g N), value which is considered etalon. Calculus of some foresight indicators for nutritional value of proteins from studied egg mélange showed the fact that this one could represent a good source of proteins and implicitly of essential amino acids for humans even if in children’s case the values were a little bit lower and two amino acids (tryptophan and leucine) were slightly limiting.