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Egg White

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Egg White review: 79 facts and highlights

Egg White

Why is Egg White better than the average?

  • Galactose per 100g
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    0.07gvs0.06g
  • Glucose per 100g
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    0.34gvs0.2g
  • Maltose per 100g
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    0.07gvs0.06g
  • Sugars (total) per 100g
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    0.71gvs1.93g
  • Water content per 100g
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    87.57gvs72.93g
  • Sodium per 100g
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    166mgvs120.57mg
  • Alanine per 100g
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    0.7gvs0.66g
  • Aspartic acid per 100g
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    1.22gvs1.06g

General values

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.
Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.
The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Dietary fiber, also called roughage, is present in plants, in soluble or insoluble form. Eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains rich in fiber helps the digestion process.
Fructose, also called fruit sugar, is a monosaccharide which is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Consuming too much fructose can cause high blood pressure.
Galactose is one of the monosaccharides found in lactose. It is less sweet than glucose and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system.
Glucose, also known as blood sugar, is the main source of energy.
Lactose is a type of sugar (disaccharide) usually found in milk, composed of galactose and glucose.

Minerals

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.
The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).
Copper is an essential trace mineral that helps in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are essential for tissue and bone integrity.
Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.
Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.
Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.
Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.
Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.
Selenium is an important mineral with antioxidant properties. It helps the body's detoxification system and strengthens the immune system.

Vitamins

Alpha carotene is similar to beta carotene but is more effective in its role as an antioxidant. It helps maintaining healthy bones, skin and vision, as well as a strong immune system.
Beta carotene is a pigment found in plants and is an antioxidant. When ingested, it converts to vitamin A1 (retinol), which is necessary for eye health, skin health and for maintaining a strong immune system.
Beta-cryptoxanthin is an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A1 (retinol) when ingested. It aids maintaining healthy vision, healthy bones and skin and assists the immune system.
Choline is essential for the production of cellular membranes and plays a crucial role in acetylcholine synthesis and cholinergic neurotransmission.
Folate (vitamin B9), a natural form of folic acid, helps maintain proper brain function. It is crucial during infancy, adolescence and pregnancy, as it helps in the production of genetic material, and is important in the development of cells and tissues.
Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate (vitamin B9). It plays an important role in maintaining proper brain function. Folic acid is crucial during infancy, adolescence and pregnancy as it helps in the production of genetic material and is important in the development of cells and tissues.
Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.
Retinol (vitamin A1) plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy vision, especially night vision. It is important for the development of skin, bones and teeth.

Fats

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.
A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.
A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.
Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.
5. less trans fatty acids per 100g

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Trans fatty acids are the unhealthy form of unsaturated fatty acids added to food from vegetable oil for better taste and longer shelf life. They increase bad cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart diseases.
Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.
7.phytosterols per 100g

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Phytosterols come from plants and have a similar function to the good cholesterol, assisting in lowering bad cholesterol.

Amino acids

Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that the body utilizes to convert glucose into energy and eliminate toxins from the liver. It also assists in the transport of energy to the brain, to muscle tissues and to the central nervous system.
Arginine is important for body processes like wound healing, assisting the kidneys in removing waste products, maintaining immune system and hormone function, and assisting in the dilation and relaxation of arteries.
Aspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid that assists in the production and release of hormones and helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.
Betaine is an amino-acid that contributes to protein synthesis and contributes to the proper functioning of the liver.
Cystine is a non-essential amino acid that helps proteins in maintaining their structure. It also supports tissue formation and is necessary for the body to produce glutathione to remove toxins from the liver.
Daidzin is an isoflavone compound found in vegetables and legumes, especially soy and soybeans. It stimulates the formation of bone mass and helps regulate estrogen levels.
7.fluoride per 100g

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Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen bones and teeth, when consumed in moderate quantities. The recommended daily dose for an adult is 10 mg.
Genistein is phytoestrogen found in plants. It helps regulate cholesterol levels and contributes to maintaining a healthy bone structure.
Glutamic acid or glutamate is primarily used by the brain as it is a neurotransmitter. It helps to excite the brain and to maintain normal brain function by removing excess ammonia, inhibiting proper brain functioning, and then convert it to glutamine.

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