What is the best egg white protein powder?

drink wholesome is the best egg white protein powder. It is made with a short list of simple ingredients, so you can boost your protein intake with the extra processing and added junk. Order samples to see if our egg white protein powder is right for you. 

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Written by Jack Schrupp & endorsed by Baylee Reller, RDN

What is egg white protein powder? 

The egg white, also known as the albumen, is the clear liquid that surrounds the yellow yolk of an egg. It constitutes about two thirds of the egg by weight, and is made up of 90% water and 10% protein.

Egg white protein powder, also known as albumen protein powder, is made with dried egg whites. Spray drying is the most common way to dry (dehydrate) egg whites, and involves spraying pasteurized egg whites into a chamber through which hot air is passing. This process removes almost all of the moisture, leaving behind a fine white powder that is roughly 80% protein.

Why should you use egg white protein powder?  

There are many reasons why egg white powder protein is an excellent way to boost your protein intake. Here are a few of them:

1. Egg whites are naturally high in protein. A dried egg white is 80% protein, which gives it, pound for pound, the heaviest protein punch of any whole food. Dried egg whites are basically nature’s protein powder! Most other dietary protein sources (peas, whey, etc.) have to be mechanically or chemically stripped of other nutrients (fats, carbs. etc.) before they can be used as protein powder. 

2. Egg white protein is complete. A complete protein contains all nine essential amino acids that the body needs but cannot produce on its own. Many dietary proteins, including most plant-based proteins, are not complete. 

3. Egg whites are easy to digest. Unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to eggs, egg white protein is the best protein for people with gut issues and sensitive stomachs. It is dairy-free, low in fiber, low FODMAP, alkaline (helps maintain healthy pH levels in your gut), and bioactive (promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria). Our happy customers report fewer digestive issues with our egg white protein powder than with any other type of protein supplement.

4. Egg whites taste good. Most protein powders have a chalky aftertaste because they are made with protein concentrates or isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. Egg whites, on the contrary, are a delicious, whole food protein source. I  mention this last point because taste is not just about your taste buds. If using protein powder is a chore, it is not sustainable in the long term, which defeats the purpose of using it in the first place.*

*It is important to note that some eggs sit for days, sometimes weeks before being processed. As a result, they begin to decay and release a chemical called hydrogen sulfide, which has a potent sulfur odor. This is why we break our eggs less than twenty-four hours from when they are laid. The result is a flavor without the “eggy” notes typical of other eggs.

What is the best egg white protein powder?

Not all egg white protein powders are created equal. Unfortunately, many of them contain added emulsifiers, thickeners, sweeteners, and flavors that can cause painful side effects and long term health problems. 

Remember, a protein powder is just a quick and easy way to increase your protein intake . Convenience aside, it does not offer you anything that other dietary protein sources do not. There is, it follows, no reason for protein powder to be full of heavily-processed or artificial junk. Do not be fooled by marketing. Ingredients like sunflower lecithin, guar gum, and sucralose are only used because they improve the manufacturer’s bottom line, not your health. 

It follows that the best egg white protein powder is made with a short list of simple ingredients. Our vanilla egg white protein powder, for example, is made with egg whites, coconut, maple sugar, and vanilla. You will not find a better ingredient list. Keep reading to learn more about why ingredients matter.

Why drink wholesome

drink wholesome is additive-free.

We make the best egg white protein protein powder because we do not use any food additives whatsoever. Most other companies added thickeners, emulsifiers, and other additives to their protein powders to improve characteristics like texture and solubility. The downside to this practice is that food additives are bad for your health, even in small amounts. 

Food additives undergo so much processing that they end up looking nothing like real food. This makes them hard to digest, which can cause a number of painful side effects. For example, partially digested food additives can cause your colon to absorb extra water, resulting in osmotic diarrhea. Partially digested additives also feed your gut bacteria, which release gas. Too much intestinal gas can cause bloating, stomach pain, even constipation because it slows down colonic transit.

Here is a list of the most common food additives in protein powder:

acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, gellan gum, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol

In the long term, regularly eating food additives can disrupt regulatory mechanisms in your intestines, increasing the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory conditions. Food additives, especially artificial sweeteners and sugar alcohols, can also disrupt your gut microbiome – the collection of microorganisms living in your gut.

An imbalanced gut microbiome is not only the root cause of severe gastrointestinal (GI) issues, but it is also a leading driver of inflammation and linked to the development of many chronic diseases. For this reason, it is in your best interest to avoid egg white protein powders made with food additives at all costs. 

the alternative:

Protein Matrix Comprised of (Whey Protein Concentrate,  Whey Protein Isolate, Calcium Caseinate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate, Egg Albumen, Glutamine Peptides), Polydextrose, Sunflower Creamer (Sunflower Oil, Corn Syrup Solids,  Sodium Caseinate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Tocopherols), Natural and Artificial Flavor, MCT Powder (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Nonfat Dry Milk, Disodium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide), Lecithin, Cellulose Gum, Salt, Yellow 5, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium, Papain, Bromelain

Fortunately for you, we make unflavored egg white protein powder with just 1 ingredient: egg whites. We also make several flavored egg white protein powders with a short list of simple ingredients. The former can be used to increase the protein content of almost any recipe. The latter makes delicious protein shakes and smoothies. Regardless of which one you choose, you can rest assured that you are getting only whole foods without extra processing or added junk.


easy to digest

“I can’t have dairy, gluten, or soy, but I can have eggs, so this has been a game changer. I add it to everything. It’s an easy way to add some protein to my diet. Easy on the stomach too.” – Martha

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