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Egg Whites

Egg whites, also known as albumen, are the clear liquid portion of the egg, encircling the egg yolk. They act as a protective barrier and contain over half of an egg's overall protein content. Widely used in cooking and baking, egg whites provide structure, leavening, and binding agent in various recipes, contributing to a light and airy texture in dishes. For health-conscious individuals, egg whites are a popular choice due to their low calorie, fat-free, and cholesterol-free nature. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein and can be prepared in numerous ways, such as whipping into meringue, scrambling, or as a substitute for whole eggs in recipes to reduce fat and cholesterol content.
#4
IN EGGS
55
CAL / 100G
$0.15
AVG / OZ
egg whites
18%
CARBS
0%
FAT
82%
PROTEIN
Egg Whites FAQ
Egg whites, or albumen, have been widely used in both cooking and baking due to their properties as a leavening and binding agent. They can add texture to a variety of dishes, but can also be a bit challenging to work with if not handled correctly. Over-whipping or under-whipping egg whites are common mistakes that can lead to flat or grainy results in dishes like meringues or soufflés. One tip to get the best results when whipping egg whites is to ensure that your mixing bowl and whisk are completely free of any oil or grease, as this can prevent egg whites from forming stiff peaks. Adding a bit of acid, like cream of tartar or lemon juice, can also help to stabilize whipped egg whites and prevent them from deflating. Another, less known trick is to use room-temperature egg whites - they whip up much faster and provide superior volume compared to their cold counterparts. For those wanting to incorporate egg whites more in their diet for health reasons, they can be used as substitutes for whole eggs in certain types of recipes; however, they will not provide the same richness and texture as whole eggs.
Why are my scrambled egg whites rubbery?
Can I freeze egg whites?
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Why are there streaks in my meringue?
Why are my whipped egg whites not forming stiff peaks?
Why are my egg whites turning out flat in baked goods?
Can I substitute egg whites for whole eggs in recipes?
Why do recipes ask for room-temperature egg whites?
Why do recipes call for adding cream of tartar when whipping egg whites?
Can I use a plastic bowl to whip egg whites?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does egg whites expire?
Unopened egg whites that are packaged can typically last about 2 weeks past the 'sell by' date printed on the package. Once they're opened, they should last about 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator. If the egg whites are already separated from the yolk, they can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you choose to freeze them, they can last for up to 12 months.
How do you tell if egg whites is bad?
First, there's the smell test. If your egg whites have a strong, sour aroma, then it's time to say goodbye. Second, visually inspect the egg whites. If they've become discolored or have developed a pink or brown tint, or you see signs of mold, these are clear indications of spoilage. Finally, if the texture of the egg whites seems slimy or unusually thick, that's another clue they're no longer good.
Tips for storing egg whites to extend shelf life
• Always refrigerate egg whites, they should never be stored at room temperature. • If you won’t be using them within 2 days, it’s better to freeze the egg whites. • To freeze, pour individual egg whites into ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to a sealable freezer bag and mark the bag with the date. Defrost only what you need when you need it. • Never re-freeze thawed egg whites, as it could compromise the quality and increase the risk of foodborne illness. • Always seal egg whites in airtight containers when storing them in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent them from absorbing odors of other foods.
EXPIRES WITHIN
3 - 5
WEEKS
Health Info
Macros
0g
CARBS
0g
FAT
3g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
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