How many grams of protein are in an egg white?


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An egg white contains about 4 grams of protein. The egg white contains the majority of the protein in the egg, with no cholesterol and no fat.

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Egg whites are a popular choice for those who want to eat eggs while keeping their calorie and fat intake low. In addition to protein, egg whites contain folate, calcium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus and potassium. It is also low in sodium, with only 55 milligrams per egg white.

Studies have linked consumption of egg white to better management of blood sugar and lower cholesterol levels. A 2013 study conducted at the American Chemical Society in New Orleans found a strong link between egg white and lower blood pressure. Consuming egg whites frequently was found to lower blood pressure as much as some prescription medications.

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