Egg whites cooked vs raw

Discussion in 'Nutrition / Supplements Forum' started by jabo, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. jabo

    jabo Member

    I read that if you eat egg whites raw then your body will only obsorb 50% of the protein vs eating it cooked. Are they talking about the egg whites out of the literal shelled eggs or the pasteurized whites you get out of the carton?

    Some argue the pasteurized whites are just as good uncooked. I want a good substitute for when I just can't eat anymore and need to get my protein in. Figured mixing egg whites in a protein shake would be a good substitute.
  2. D-max

    D-max Member

    It's the raw ones if you separate them yourself. If you buy the whites in a container you get everything from them. Some guys pasteurize and separate them themselves to save some money too.
  3. PrinceLambo

    PrinceLambo Member

    Either way, I can’t stomach them raw. I buy Great Value egg whites and cook them in literally a minute.
  4. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member Supporter

    I hate eggs now. Can’t stomach them.

    Meal 1 is now has a carton of egg whites. I’m a firm disbeliever in any rule of “your body can only absorb Xg/X%” of anything. Absorption is about gut health. I’m sure there are limits, but I haven’t seen it yet.

    If you’ve got any study on this please post it. IIRC uncooked proteins are far better if you could stomach it.
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  5. D-max

    D-max Member

    Google it. Tons of info and actual studies. It's not bro-science with eggs and protein absorption.
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  6. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member Supporter

    Just raw vs pasteurized?
  7. D-max

    D-max Member

    Yes. Just look up raw egg protein absorption etc. Theres a bunch of stuff. I read alot about it a couple years ago when a few guys mentioned it.
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  8. Been There Done That

    Been There Done That Junior Member

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  9. NorthMich

    NorthMich Member Supporter

    91BA077F-5C46-42E5-885B-9F2573416516.jpeg It’s true. I didn’t want to believe it, as I tend toward its best if you mess with the food less.

    The data is clever and clear. You only get 50% from a raw egg. Heat it for 4-5 mins at 142 and the proteins are unbound and released. Now you’re approaching 100% absorption

    Here’s what I do now. Into a big pot
  10. Arcânn

    Arcânn Member

    So are you guys saying that pasteurized is still good in terms of absorption? Because in terms of getting not-so-filling protein, this has become like a holy grail for me recently
  11. NorthMich

    NorthMich Member Supporter

    Pasteurized is good to go.
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  12. Uplifting

    Uplifting Member

    There was a point that I was working and on the road so much that all I did was drink egg whites eat oats and bananas. That lasted about a month. Still gained tons of weight. But they were the carton egg whites.
  13. Vipera1

    Vipera1 Member

    Honestly, if you are in s rush then drink them, otherwise cook them.

    At the end of the day any extra proteins are better than none (even "50% absorption "), assuming you meet your daily macros.
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