This article provides an overview of egg white, what it tastes like, its availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make egg white substitutes.
What are Egg Whites?
Egg white is the slimy clear liquid that is inside an egg. In chickens, it is formed from the layers of secretions from the hen’s oviduct, during the passage of the egg. The natural purpose of egg white is to protect the yolk and provide nutrition for growth.
Egg whites are favored for their high protein and no fat content and in baking, they are favored for their structural binding advantages. Egg whites are also added to cocktails to make a delicate froth and in wine as a fining agent.
What do Egg Whites taste like?
Egg whites have a very mild flavor, that is rather tasteless. However, the majority of people do not like the texture.
Is Egg Whites readily available in Supermarkets?
Egg whites are readily available in supermarkets, either as whole eggs or liquid egg whites. You can also buy the latter in health stores and online retailers.
What are some alternative names for Egg Whites?
There are no common alternative names for egg whites.
What is a good substitute for Egg Whites in recipes?
Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for egg white. These include:
- For texture or as a thickening agent
- For flavor:
- Chia Seeds
- Ground Flaxseeds
- Hemp seeds