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How Many Calories Are in Cooked Egg Whites?

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author image Jacqueline Gutierrez
Based in New York, Jacqueline Gutierrez started working as a registered dietitian in 1994 and writing in 1995. She has written reviews for the "Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly," modules for CEU4U, a nutrition coloring book and research reviews for Networking News. She has a Master of Science in nutrition from C.W. Post and a Master of Science in Education from Queens College.
How Many Calories Are in Cooked Egg Whites?
An egg white is a great source of fat-free protein. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images

Egg whites can be substituted for whole eggs, saving the health-conscious dieter a substantial amount of calories, fat and cholesterol. Egg whites are very high in the protein albumen, and contain no fat.

Nutrients

As per the USDA's Nutrient Database, an egg white contains 17 calories, 3 g of which consist of protein. One egg white only contains 0.06 g of fat and contains 0 mg of cholesterol.

Facts

Whole eggs consist of about 66 percent albumen egg white according to the American Egg Board's website. Also according to the American Egg Board, egg whites contain more than half the protein, most of the niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, potassium and sodium of the egg, and none of the egg's fat.

Substitutions

Egg whites may be substituted for whole eggs in most recipes using two egg whites in place of one whole egg. By comparison, the substituted egg whites would provide 34 Calories, 7 g of protein, and zero g of fat, as compared to the 78 Calories, 6 g of protein, and 5 g of fat in a whole egg.

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