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barbjdennisbarbjdennis Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
How can there be 409 sodium in 1cup egg whites if you don't add salt to the eggs.

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  • alively1977alively1977 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
  • sugaraddict4321sugaraddict4321 Posts: 11,711Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 11,711Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    A cup of egg whites is actually quite a large serving. ;)

    The USDA entry that @cwolfman13 mentions above shows this:
    One egg white weighs about 33 grams (volume 32 ml) and contains about 55 mg naturally occurring sodium.

    Now scale that up. A full cup of any liquid is 240 ml so you're looking at 7.5 egg whites in that cup. 7.5 egg whites x 55 mg sodium = 412.5 mg sodium

    Unless your doctor has given you a medical reason to restrict sodium, I would not stress over the amount of sodium that naturally occurs in whole foods such as eggs. :)

    Here's a screen shot of the USDA entry for one egg:
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  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,550Member Member Posts: 36,550Member Member
    How can there be 409 sodium in 1cup egg whites if you don't add salt to the eggs.

    Actually, I amend my previous post. I went to the USDA website and it states that 1 cup of egg whites has 403 grams of naturally occurring sodium...that said, 1 cup of egg whites is a *kitten* ton of egg whites.
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