Egg, white, raw, fresh

Fun Facts

  1. Eggs are all-natural and provide one of the highest quality proteins of any food available. One egg provides more than six grams of protein, or 13 percent of the recommended Daily Value (DV),” said Dr. Mitch Kanter, executive director of the Egg Nutrition Center, the research arm of the American Egg Board.
  2. Egg whites contain more than half (four of the six grams) of an egg’s protein.
  3. he journal Proteome Science explained the biological function of the egg white, or albumen: “The avian egg white functions as a shock-absorber, keeps the yolk in place, constitutes an antimicrobial barrier, and provides water, protein and other nutrients to the developing embryo.
  4. Kanter noted that egg whites are good sources of riboflavin and selenium. Additionally, each egg white contains 54 milligrams of potassium, an essential mineral of which most Americans do not get enough, and 55 mg of sodium.

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