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Differences Between Egg Beaters And Egg Whites

Health conscious as we are, we tend to try to do everything right. We don’t just exercise in order to get a fit body, but we also make changes to our diet. We are told that egg yolks are not good for our health and figure when eaten too much. So those who have decided to stay firm in following the path of healthiness and fitness have begin removing the yolks from the whites.

Since many people now prefer eating egg whites only, several manufacturers have created a product called egg beaters. Egg beaters are pasteurized egg whites which are readily available in grocery stores. Still, many people are confused as to whether they should eat egg whites or egg beaters. Perhaps they are wondering which is better. In this article, let us examine the differences between egg beaters and egg whites. Which of them is actually superior?

For those who are new with egg beaters, egg beaters are egg products which are made from ninety-nine percent egg whites and one percent added ingredients. Egg beaters can be used in most recipes which involve egg whites. However, not all recipes can make use of egg beaters because of its different composition.

Egg beaters are claimed to be healthier than real egg whites even though they are processed egg products. This is because egg beaters are filled with extra nutrients. Among the nutrients included in egg beaters are Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and folic acid, as well as riboflavin. Egg beaters also have xanthan gum, a natural sugar derived from corn which makes egg beaters taste more flavorful.

Though egg beaters are more flavorful than the natural egg whites, egg beaters are inferior in recipes which require whipping. The ratio of egg beaters to that of natural egg whites is also much different. If you are making an angel food cake, four whole eggs are equal to one cup of egg beaters.

Egg beaters are also easy to prepare. You don’t need to break the eggs apart in order to separate the egg whites. Egg beaters already come in liquid form which is enclosed in a carton container. Because of the convenience, a lot of people prefer buying egg beaters. When you manually separate the egg whites from the egg yolk, usually you create a mess and more time is lost.

Egg products such as egg beaters are made to last. Unlike the natural egg whites which only last for 60 days, egg beaters have a shelf life of 90 days. If refrigerated, egg beaters can last for about 7 days after being opened while frozen unopened egg beaters can last for a year.

Though egg beaters might seem superior, there are still people who prefer manually extracting the egg whites. They feel that natural foods are still superior than processed foods. I now leave it to you which of the two kinds of egg whites is superior. Is it the egg beater? Or is it the natural egg white? Which of the two will you choose?

Summary:

  1. Egg beaters are egg products which are made from ninety-nine percent egg whites and one percent added ingredients.

  2. Egg whites are manually extracted from a shell.

  3. Egg beaters are filled with extra nutrients. Among the nutrients included in egg beaters are Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and folic acid, as well as riboflavin. Egg beaters also have xanthan gum.

  4. The natural egg whites only last for 60 days, while egg beaters have a shelf life of 90 days.


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