Throughout history, eggs have been considered one of the most perfect foods.
Eggs have been around since the beginning of human history nourishing families from generation to generation and were known as a food that embodied the essence of life.
Because eggs represent life in various stages of development, they have always been considered a symbol of long life and immortality. Eggs also have a powerful relevance to how the universe was created. Early myth-makers believed that the universe was hatched from an egg laid by a mythical creature. It was also believed that because the sun is the source of all life, the round yellow yolk symbolizes the sun thereby making eggs the food of life. This perfect bite-sized food for many centuries was considered an “easy food for survival”. With eggs, there is no hunting involved and most importantly, they don’t fight back. But watch out for those sharp chicken beaks.
A Perfect Protein Source
Proteins are food which contains a complete profile of essential and nonessential amino acids.
There have been 20 specific amino acids identified that are needed for human growth and metabolism. First, are the essential amino acids.
For a protein to be considered complete it must contain all 9 essential amino acids in sufficient quantities. The reason, the body can’t make them so, they must be obtained from food. The 9 essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. The absence of these essential amino acids will compromise the ability for tissue to grow, be repaired and maintained.
Next are the nonessential amino acids. These are amino acids which the body produces on its own. Therefore, we do not need to get them from food. The nonessential amino acids are alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid and glutamic acid.
Last but not least are the conditional amino acids. These are essential in times of illness and high stress in helping to support our foundational needs. The conditional amino acids include arginine, cysteine, glutamine, tyrosine, glycine, ornithine, proline and serine. What makes the protein content in eggs so unique is whether you eat them whole or separated as the white or yolk, they are both quality sources of complete protein.
How Eggs Are Measured for Protein Quality
While most people are aware that eggs are a wonderful source of protein, what is not so well known is the level of high-quality protein that eggs provide. There are many different ways to measure the quality of protein in food. Regardless of which test is being used, eggs always seem to hold their own and are often considered one of the best quality sources. The protein digestibility corrected amino acid score is a method of evaluating protein quality based on the amino acid requirements of humans and their ability to digest each specific type of protein. This test is scored using a scale going from 0-1 and to no surprise, eggs score a 1 which makes them a perfect protein source. Another way of determining a protein sources rate of efficiency is to look at the biological value. The purpose of looking at biological values is to measure how well one is able to absorb protein from a specific food source. This is scored from 0-100 and again, eggs stand out on top with a score of 94 which, is higher than beef, milk, and fish. I think it is safe to say, eggs can hold their own against some of the best protein sources.
Eggs are not a 'Genetically Modified (GM)' food. This includes shell eggs and eggs used for processed egg products. Only traditional breeding techniques are used to produce laying hens in the United States; neither chickens nor eggs are modified by genetic engineering. Even when a laying hen eats genetically engineered feed any products unique to genetic engineering are destroyed by the digestive processes of the hen. Scientific research has confirmed that none of the genetically engineered materials are passed into the egg.
As always, Z Natural Foods redefines what it means to be a superfood and the incredible edible egg is on the top of that list. A high-quality source of protein for building and maintaining healthy tissue and a fat source that nourishes every cell membrane of the body. If that does not define a superfood, we don’t know what does.
Some possible traditional uses of Egg White Protein Powder may include:
- Possibly promotes healthy weight
- Non-GMO and hormone free
- May support the development of lean muscle mass
Constituents of Egg White Protein Powder include:
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
- Vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Cryptoxanthin, Carotene, Retinol, Choline, Folate
- Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cysteine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
Suggested Use: Mix 5 level tablespoons / 1 ounce (28 grams ) with 12 ounces of water, skim milk or juice and thoroughly mix in a blender, shaker or with a fork for 20-30 seconds. For best results, consume 1-2 servings daily, with one serving post exercise. Can also be blended into your favorite smoothie or added to soup.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with Extra Rich, Raw, Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Coconut Milk Powder, Gelatinized Maca Root Powder and Hydrolyzed Collagen Powder.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
- This powder naturally tends to clump.
- If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag.
- Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up.
- The towel will help protect the bag from damage.
Miscellaneous facts about our Egg White Protein Powder
Ingredients: Egg Whites.
Parts Used: Egg Whites.
Botanical Name: Albumen
Origin: Raised and produced in South Dakota, USA. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
- ZNaturalFoods.com offers our Egg White Protein Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Egg White Protein Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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