Eggs (food)

What is the white part in the inside of an egg?

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2014-08-11 18:20:45

Egg white is the common name for the clear liquid (also called

albumin/albumen or glair(e)) contained within an egg. It is the

cytoplasm of the egg, which until fertilization is a single cell.

It consists mainly of about 10% proteins dissolved in water. Its

primary purpose is to protect the egg yolk and also to provide

additional nutrition for the growth of the embryo, as it is rich in

proteins and is of high nutritional value. Unlike the egg yolk, it

contains little fat.


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