01-12-2005, 03:48 PM #1
Raw egg whites vs. pasturized 100% egg whites
Alright, i've done a search on salmonella because i've been making a weight gain shake that includes raw eggs, but after reading all the threads about salmonella i will not eat them raw again.
Some of the posts say that your body will only absorb 50% of the protien in raw eggs anyways. Is this true with the pasturized raw egg whites?
Last edited by rymasm; 01-13-2005 at 09:37 AM.
01-12-2005, 08:38 PM #2
Im curious too. Ive been considering the egg powder, egg whey suppliment but it is expensive. I just keep to my 3 raw eggs per shake routine. Body gets used to it. If I lay off of the eggs for a week or two and then go back to them, my body does get the ****s on the first day. Its a quick 200 calories per shake so I dont mind.
01-12-2005, 08:48 PM #3
pasteurized egg whites are fine to drink and yes they come in cartons
01-13-2005, 09:39 AM #4
bump...edited my question is about the abosorbtion percentage of raw eggs whites and pasturized raw egg whites.
01-13-2005, 09:50 AM #5Junior Member
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The raw albumin (undenatured) protein molecule is encaplulated by a "glycocalyx." Essentially a shell. This inhibits the body's chemical means to break-down the protein into it's amino components for use (bioavailability). Cooking renders this glycocalyx and then denatures the protein. To my limited knowledge, most-if not all-animal-based proteins at least need to be denatured to improve bioavailabiy.
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