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Raw eggs

Post by Dave82 » Tue May 20, 2008 11:53 am

Occasionally I eat eggs raw – it’s quick and simple with no mess or fuss; do you guys think this is a bad idea?

I’ve seen some conflicting literature on the subject: some say the albumin will cause a biotin deficiency whereas others say that since the yolk is rich in biotin this is not a problem. Some say you may end up with salmonella poisoning and others say that with good quality eggs this is unlikely. I have also read that during cooking some nutritional value may be lost.

A lot of people turn their noses up at raw egg but I can’t help thinking they're just a bit squeamish…

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Post by ironmaiden708 » Tue May 20, 2008 12:03 pm

Eat your raw eggs worry free. There is that chance but it's not very likely. I've never heard of Biotin deficiencies from raw egg consumption.

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Post by TimD » Tue May 20, 2008 12:05 pm

I used to do it all the time. Prior to about 10 years ago, it was accepted practice. Put them in homemade protein shakes in a blender, etc. Lately though, some instances of salmonella have been showing up. Do some research on google, etc, and then make up your own mind. Never bothered me in the least to eat them raw.
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Post by pdellorto » Wed May 21, 2008 11:05 pm

I eat raw eggs all the time. Sometimes I just drink 3-4 raw eggs because I have no time to cook them (not often) or I'm not in the mood to eat eggs (just before bedtime, for example). When I make a protein shake as a meal replacement I'll usually toss in one-two eggs instead of the same net protein amount of whey protein powder.

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