Egg white powder is a valuable source of low fat, high protein nutrition. It is a popular addition to protein shakes and smoothies, and may also be a useful protein source for those following a very low calorie diet.
Egg whites or albumen are a good alternative protein powder for those who cannot, or prefer not to use gluten or lactose based powders such as whey or casein. It is digested at a moderate speed, thereby supplying a longer store of energy than, for example, whey.
Egg white powder is a complete protein, which means that it contains all ten essential amino acids which the body cannot produce for itself. This gives it an advantage over most vegetable based protein powders.
A good source of vitamins A and D, egg white powder also contains riboflavin, selenium and potassium. Riboflavin works to boost the metabolism, while potassium has cardio-protective benefits. Selenium is vital for good thyroid health.
Because egg whites are cholesterol free, egg white powder contains none of the potential drawbacks of egg yolk powder, and is therefore a popular fitness and athletic supplement.