What is the best tasting egg white protein powder?
Written by Jack Schrupp and reviewed by Ella McGonagle, M.S. Nutrition
Egg white protein powder is considered by many to be the best tasting protein powder. It is not gritty like many plant protein powders, or chalky like whey protein powder. Not all egg white protein powders are created equal, however, and some taste better than others. Keep reading to learn why drink wholesome is the best tasting egg white protein powder.
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drink wholesome is the best tasting egg white protein powder.
Egg white protein powder has a tendency to foam when hydrated and mixed, which some people do not like. Mixing adds air to the egg white protein, which causes it to denature (change shape). The water-loving parts of the protein stay in the water, and the water-fearing parts stick out in the air. These rearranged proteins then bond with each other, creating a network that holds the air bubbles in place. The result is a foamy, not a creamy protein shake.
In order to solve this problem we added coconut meat to our recipes. Coconut meat is full of healthy fat, and the addition of even a small amount of fat interferes with the formation of foam. It follows that our egg white protein powders do not foam like other egg white protein supplements.
No “eggy” flavor.
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.
The egg whites that we use, on the other hand, are broken less than twenty-four hours from when they are laid. The result is a flavor without saltiness or sulfur “eggy” notes typical of other eggs.
Sweet, but not too sweet.
Our protein powders are sweetened monk fruit, a melon-like fruit native to Southeast Asia. We use monk fruit because it is sweet like sugar. Most protein powders, on the other hand, are sweetened with artificial sweeteners or stevia. Both have an unpleasant aftertaste because they activate bitter taste receptors in addition to sweet taste receptors.
No chalky aftertaste.
Many egg white protein powders have a chalky aftertaste because they are made with protein isolates, foods stripped of everything but the protein. Protein isolates, which appear on the ingredient list as “egg white protein” as opposed to “egg whites,” are missing the nutrients that make food taste good.
Our egg whites, on the other hand, are simply pasteurized and dried before becoming protein powder. They have a delicious, natural flavor, and if you mix them with other ingredients, you cannot even tell that they are there.
Protein powder should taste good because if consuming protein powder is a chore, it is not sustainable in the long term. A diet is not a six-week affair, it is for life, so think twice before spending your hard-earned dollars on a protein powder that tastes like chalk.
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