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Egg White

Egg White


Egg white is the albumen of the egg, usually of the hen's ovum. This is an excellent source of complete protein and riboflavin, while containing negligible amounts of lipids. Egg white also contains good levels of potassium.

Because egg white has no cholesterol and minimal lipids, unlike whole eggs and egg yolk, it is not necessary to restrict intake of egg white as severely in Low Fat Diet (Pritikin) as with whole eggs.

Caloric Content

Calories: 16
Protein:3.35 gm
Carbohydrates: .41 gm
Fiber: 0 gm
Total fats:trace gm
Saturated fats: 0 gm
Unsaturated fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg

1. 1 large, 33 grams

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A: 05000 IU
Thiamine:.002 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.094 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:.001 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12:.021 6 mcg
Biotin: 2 300 mcg
Niacin:.029 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: .08 10 mg
Folic acid: 5 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 0 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU

1. 1 large, 33 grams

Mineral Content

Calcium: 41000 mg
Copper:.025 2 mg
Iron: .01 18 mg
Magnesium: 3 400 mg
Manganese:.013 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 41000 mg
Potassium: 45 n/a mg
Selenium:1.88 n/a mcg
Sodium: 50 n/a mg
Zinc: .01 15 mg

1. 1 large, 33 grams

Amino Acid Content

Tryptophan:.051 gm
Threonine:.149 gm
Isoleucine:.204 gm
Leucine:.291 gm
Lysine:.206 gm
Methionine:.13 gm
Cysteine:.083 gm
Phenylalanine:.21 gm
Tyrosine:.134 gm
Valine:.251 gm
Arginine:.195 gm
Histidine:.076 gm
Alanine:.216 gm
Aspartic acid:.296 gm
Glutamic acid:.467 gm
Glycine:.125 gm
Proline:.126 gm
Serine:.247 gm

1. 1 large, 33 grams


Kreutner, Patricia A. Nutrition In Perspective. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs. 1980.

United States Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods: Dairy Products And Eggs: Raw, Processed, Prepared. Washington D.C. 1976.


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