When a recipe calls for 1 cup of egg whites, just how many eggs are we talking about using? So, how many eggs are in a cup of egg whites? We tackled this and other egg questions.
In cooking, eggs are usually used in 3 different ways when they are raw: as whole eggs, egg whites and egg yolks. The volume of an egg depends on several things including the size of the egg. Since most recipes that call for eggs are referring to "Large" size eggs, we decided to use a normal large grocery store egg in our test to answer the question "What is the volume of an egg?".
We looked at how much egg yolk is in an average large egg. How much egg white is in an average egg. And what is the total volume of an egg. It may "crack you up" to realize that 1 egg yolk measures 1 to 1.25 tablespoon and the white is 2 tablespoons. This makes the whole shelled egg measure about 3 tablespoons. Using these same eggs, the yolk weighed .6 ounce (18 grams) and egg white was 1.05 ounces (30 grams).
Some people also want to know "How many eggs in a cup?" The answer is there are 4 to 5 average size large whole eggs in a cup. If you want 1 cup of egg whites you'll need 7 to 8 eggs and for 1 cup of egg yolks it takes 12 to 13 eggs to obtain that quantity. < /p>
Did you know that the color of the yolk is determined by what type of food the hen eats? Also, an egg's shell color doesn't indicate the quality or nutritional value of an egg, but rather the breed of the hen that laid it. An average hen lays 250 to 300 eggs a year and as she grows older she produces larger and larger eggs. Ever wonder if an egg you discovered in your refrigerator is raw or hard-cooked? Not a problem, just spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw!
Now you know what the volume of an egg is and how many eggs are in a cup, your baking and cooking should go much more smoothly. To determine other correct egg measurements, you can use the converter below. If you tend to separate eggs often, you may want to invest in an egg separator. This $5 OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Egg Separator is one of the best we've found and the one we use at home.
One of the biggest hassles when cooking and working in the kitchen is when a recipe calls for "the juice of 1 lime" or a similar measurement. Often times when cooking people use bottled juices, pre-sliced vegetables and other convenient cooking time savers. Produce Converter will help you convert the "juice of 1 lime" and other similar recipe instructions into tablespoons, cups and other concrete measurements.
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