Egg white properties
PROPERTIES OF EGG WHITE
What are the main properties of egg white?
- A very light food: The egg white has mostly water (almost 90%) and has no fat. All this makes it a very light food (only 50 kcal per 100 g. The egg yolk has 350). No wonder that the diet of egg white is used as a diet to lose weight.
- A proteinic food: As for the rest of the components, it is noteworthy that their nutritional values are very low especially when compared with the egg yolk. However, it contains a high amount of proteins (over 10%) but less so than the yolk (over 16%)
- Some vitamins: It does not contain vitamin A, and vitamin D, and vitamin E, which are in abundance in the egg yolk. Within the group of B vitamins, only riboflavin stands out, although in a much lower amount than in egg yolk.
What is the food composition of egg white?
The following table shows the food composition of the egg yolk. It is worth mentioning its very low in calories, since egg white provides only 50 Kcal per 100g. Mineral and vitamin content is much more lower than in egg yolk. (look at the difference in what refers to calcium, phosphorus and iron, for example)
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