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Egg White Nutrition Facts
In a raw egg, the egg white would be the clear white liquid. Its main purpose is to protect the egg yolk and provide it with the nutrition necessary for growth. For this reason it is packed with high levels of protein and many health enthusiasts separate it and consume it as a source of protein.
The egg yolk (yellow portion) on the other hand, is filled with cholesterol (a type of fat) and is considered to be unhealthy.
One large, thirty three gram raw, fresh egg white would pack in 17 calories with zero fat and zero cholesterol. It also has zero carbohydrates, about 4 grams of protein and 55 milligrams of sodium.
Egg whites are commonly used in meringues and soufflés; however, they provide a versatile protein source for those seeking a highly nutritious protein source. It can be fried, scrambled and boiled. It may also be used in omelettes and sometimes it is eaten raw.
Author: Dimi Ingle.
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