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Eating raw eggs for fats, minerals/vitamins, good idea?

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  • #16
    1: Smack some butter on a pan, heat the bitch up. ~15 seconds to prepare, ~1 minute to reach adequate heat
    2: Crack X many eggs into bowl, or directly onto pan. ~5 seconds per egg
    3: Wait for eggs to cook. Provided that the pan is hot enough, this should take no more than a minute for the whites to cook through. If you're scrambling, my experience is that it takes a bit longer to cook than if you were just straight up frying them.
    4: season and enjoy (or if you're like me, scarf down now, taste later).

    There you have it, eggs in less than 5 minutes.
    "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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    • #17
      I don't have much to contribute to this discussion, but there was a time when I was downing a raw egg yolk (not the whites, wtf) every evening before bed. My teeth had never been so damned pearly white. It was freaky.

      That is all.

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      • #18
        If you wanna go the bioavailability route then the recommendations would be the same. Eat the yolk raw (fat, cholesterol, and vitamins) and the whites cooked (protein).

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
          If you wanna go the bioavailability route then the recommendations would be the same. Eat the yolk raw (fat, cholesterol, and vitamins) and the whites cooked (protein).
          This is why I like mine sunny side up just cooked enough for the whites to set up but the yolks still runny. Sop up the yolks with some fat bread, ah, heaven.

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          • #20
            I think snotty/uncooked egg whites are pretty unpleasant as a rule. In restaurants I order over medium because otherwise the whites are usually runny. At home I cook what I think is a proper over easy. It's very quick, easy to do, and they taste about a million times better than raw eggs IMO. A frying pan full of eggs takes only a few minutes start to finish, and most of that is easily multi-taskable time (in other words, I can be doing other things while the eggs cook). If 5 minutes a day to make something that is healthier and more enjoyable is too much work, well, you know your own priorities I guess.

            I wanted to respond to this, in response to the suggestion of hard boiling: "It takes more time ultimately and I can down raw eggs fine."

            You can actually buy eggs pre-boiled and peeled if you are lazy. Costco sells 'em that way in 24 packs for under $5 IIRC. You can also get a couple dozen eggs, boil them all in one go, and keep 'em in the 'fridge for breakfasts. If you don't peel them they last a long time cooked. If you do peel them you've got to be careful of contamination but they still last quite awhile. So you could easily be talking about a total of 30 minutes a week, with most of that being non-prep time where you can do other stuff. I throw eggs in my electric pressure cooker, set it for 2 minutes, walk away and dump the steam/rinse in cold water when the pressure cooker beeps.

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            • #21
              Personally I take my RAW eggs in Coke Zero because I am not that macho! Rocky on the other hand:

              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

              - Schopenhauer

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              • #22
                Don't wash them because you may force germs from the outside of the egg into the egg through the pores, or if you insist, use water warmer than the egg, to cause the contents a little expansion. But more importantly, get eggs from a clean, free range source. and I always look at the egg, if they don't look perfect, I don't eat them raw.

                The whites may inhibit biotin, but iirc there is a lot of biotin in the yolk to balance this. My grandma always says "you can always tell an egg-sucking dog". That is, dogs eating raw eggs have beautiful coats. Doesn't seem cooked ones (like egg products in dog food) have this effect.

                I would not eat factory farmed eggs raw any more than I would drink raw milk from a factory dairy. There is a reason they cook that stuff.
                Last edited by AshleyL; 01-05-2013, 08:01 AM.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                  Personally I take my RAW eggs in Coke Zero......
                  Dude! That sounds absolutely disgusting....and thats coming from a guy who just took some fermented cod liver oil and kinda liked it.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                    Dude! That sounds absolutely disgusting....and thats coming from a guy who just took some fermented cod liver oil and kinda liked it.
                    That's my pre-workout cocktail today Neckhammer! Tree raw eggs, two extra raw whites and 7 gram of plain gelatin powder in cold Coke Zero. Shaken but not stirred...
                    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                    - Schopenhauer

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