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 06-30-2011, 11:54 PM #1 Senior Member Thread Starter     Join Date: Aug 2008 Location: Canada Posts: 1,031 Height: 5'3" Egg Whites question Would 3 egg whites equal 1 jumbo egg? I want to make a omelette for breakfast in the morning using 1 jumbo egg and egg whites so it will equal 2 jumbo eggs. Last edited by canadianwoman; 07-01-2011 at 10:45 AM.
 07-01-2011, 05:44 AM #2 Senior Member     Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: Africa Posts: 1,699 S/C/G: 134/126/under 124 Height: 5'2.5 What do you mean "equal"? In terms of calories, nutrients, or bulk? If you are looking at calories, one large egg is approximately 90 calories and one egg white is approximately 15 calories. In terms of nutrients, it would depend on which nutrients you are trying to achieve with the 3 egg whites. Remember that when you use egg whites to reduce the calories, you are also getting fewer nutrients. (not necessarily a bad thing, just something to remember) If you are talking strictly about the size of the food it produces (an omelet) then I've found about 2 egg whites is the same as 1 large egg.
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 Originally Posted by canadianwoman Would 3 egg whites equal 1 jumbo egg? I want to make a omelette for breakfast in the morning using 1 jimbo egg and egg whites so it will equal 2 jumbo eggs.
I'm not sure how big a "jumbo" egg is, but I imagine 2 or 3 egg whites would be the equivalent volume-wise.

 07-01-2011, 09:11 AM #4 Junior Member   Join Date: May 2011 Posts: 14 I substitute 3 egg ****e for 1 egg.
 07-01-2011, 09:42 AM #5 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2000 Location: Yorktown, VA USA Posts: 5,402 Why jumbo eggs? All nutritional data is based on large? Egg whites will never equal a whole egg. It's like asking how many oranges equal a peach. If you want to just count calories, that's another things. I look at nutrition more than calories.
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 Originally Posted by QuilterInVA Why jumbo eggs?
Because all I have in the house at the moment is jumbo eggs. 1 and a half dozen of them.

Thanks for the responses. I used 2 egg whites along with 1 whole egg. It made a good sized omelette.

I am trying to lessen the amount of fat in the foods I eat yet keep my carbs low at the same time. I am not eliminating *all* the fat. I just do not want to eat so much of it. It is just a little experiment on myself to see if I drop more pounds plus I want to use up these jumbo eggs and get large eggs with my next grocery shopping.

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07-01-2011, 10:44 AM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Lovely I'm not sure how big a "jumbo" egg is, but I imagine 2 or 3 egg whites would be the equivalent volume-wise.
Two worked fine. Thank you.

Last edited by canadianwoman; 07-01-2011 at 10:44 AM.

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