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what is fat ratio of eggs

impecunious1's picture
impecunious1

what is fat ratio of eggs

When adding eggs to a dough, is it 100% fat? or just the yoke?

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Mini Oven

the white is protein & water  ...basically    wiki might be more specific

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ssorllih

I treat eggs as part of the liquid and ignore the fat content. My foods and nutrition book lists a 17 gram egg yolk as having 5.4 grams of fat.

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dabrownman

many folks use 75% of the weight of the egg as water in the mix.

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impecunious1

thank you, this is what I was looking for

 

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Mini Oven

and contains more than half of the protein.  The white is protein and water. 

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thomaschacon (not verified)

http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/may/30/eggstraordinary-find-in-abilene-chicken-coop/

"I just died laughing when I saw it," Smith said. There in the nest was a "mutant super egg," she said.

"I brought it in to show Leonard, and he just said, 'Bless her heart.'"

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Mini Oven

No messed up DNA there, just a chicken with one hell of a delivery!  The thought of all the stretching would reverse anyone's appetite.                    Wonder what shocked the hen to reverse her production steps?