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IsraeliPride
08-21-2013, 08:44 AM
I remember reading an article a few years back where it said that only 50% of the protein in absorbed from raw eggs compared to 98% when cooked.

Had a very busy schedule today and I must had have like 12 raw eggs, just break them open into a cup, throw some oats + milk and chug it down.

Any idea of the 50% protein absorption hold much truth?

Thanks

Terrimonas
08-21-2013, 08:57 AM
For raw egg whites, it's likely going to be closer to 65% absorbed since the study that came up with 50% absorption was performed with subjects who had an ileostomy.

http://ajpgi.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/277/5/G935
http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/128/10/1716

IsraeliPride
08-21-2013, 09:02 AM
For raw egg whites, it's likely going to be closer to 65% absorbed since the study that came up with 50% absorption was performed with subjects who had an ileostomy.

http://ajpgi.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/277/5/G935
http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/128/10/1716

Kind of a bummer for me, since raw eggs + milk is so easy and fast to make and I actually like the taste lol. Thanks for the links.

ironwill2008
08-21-2013, 09:22 AM
Kind of a bummer for me, since raw eggs + milk is so easy and fast to make and I actually like the taste lol. Thanks for the links.

Try hard-boiling a dozen at a time, and then keep them in the fridge until you want to eat some.

Another very quick way to cook eggs is to break 3-4 (or however many you want) into a microwave-safe dish or bowl, scramble them with a TB of milk, and then nuke 'em for a couple of minutes until all the liquid has cooked out.