Liquid Egg Whites vs. Real Eggs

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS


Ask the Diva: How Do Liquid Egg Whites Compare to Real Eggs?

Q. In order to get a serving of vegetables at breakfast, I’ve been making vegetable and egg-white omelets.  I hate wasting the yolks, so I purchased a carton of egg whites.  How do egg whites in a carton compare to a real egg?

A. Vegetables at breakfast? Be still, my beating heart!! Good for you!  Nutritionally, pasteurized liquid egg whites are identical to egg whites in the shell.  But why throw out the yolks? Most people can eat one or two egg yolks a day without any negative effect on their blood cholesterol levels or their risk of heart disease. Plus, the yolks contain valuable nutrients including beta-carotene, vitamin D, choline, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids!

About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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