I need to find & buy Powdered Egg Whites for a cookie receipe


Can someone out there know where a "chain grocery" store, like PUBLIX or WINN DIXIE or
if NOT.............IF my recipe calls for the powdered egg whites, is it safe to use real egg whites?
PLEASE INFORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


badge posted by: beethovensfifth on December 14, 2010 at 9:40 am in Baking, misc.
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reply by: Mike Nolan on December 14, 2010 at 1:03 pm
Mike Nolan

Check the health food section or a health food store.

You can use egg whites but you'll have to figure out how to adjust the moisture content. Without seeing the recipe I don't know what other liquids there are to offer specific guidance, but when reconstituting powdered egg whites you mix two teaspoons of powdered egg whites with two tablespoons of water to produce one large egg's worth of egg white.

Are raw egg whites safe? Sure, once they're baked.

reply by: uninvited-guest on December 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I live in the mid-atlantic, and all the chain grocery stores here carry powdered egg whites. some even carry powdered whole eggs.

What's strange is that there seems to be no set place that it is stocked. Sometimes it is found in the baking aisle, sometimes in the healthy/natural food section, sometimes in the special diet food section.

My advice is to call the store and see if they carry the product, and if so, where to locate it in the store... ask this at one time so the person if having to seek the answer from another employee, can kill 2 birds with one stone. They are usually very helpful in getting a reasonably quick answer. If you are one who prefers to search very well before asking, you are probably going to be looking for a round, cardboard box (think oatmeal-type box) that is about the size of a soda can. The DeBel brand is the most widely available powdered egg producer. Larger boxes can sometimes be found that are the size of a small can of peanuts.

I don't know what you need the egg whites for, but you may be able to get away with using meringue powder. It's essentially egg whites with a few added ingredients. Works great if you are making royal icing. Most stores with a decent cake baking section will carry Wilton Meringue Powder. Around here, you can get it at the Super Walmart, Michael's, JoAnne's, and A.C. Moore.

I think your best option is to call the stores in your area. It will save you time and gas, not to mention frustration. I am a believer in "search and find" but there comes a time when you just have to ask. I was looking for wheat germ once, and logic told me to try the healthy/natural section. Not there. Maybe baking aisle? Nope. When I finally asked, I learned it was in the cereal aisle... right next to the oatmeal. Go figure. Never even crossed my mind to look there.

reply by: vibeguy on December 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Meringue powder can also be used in baked applications - just take out some of the sugar. If you give us some details of the recipe, we can probably get you pretty close on the first try.


reply by: Cindy Leigh on December 15, 2010 at 6:27 am
Cindy Leigh

Most crafts stores like AC Moore carry meringue powder in the candy and cake aisle. I ordered mine from KAF nut if you can't wait for shipping, try a crafts store.
I really don't have many qualms about using real eggs, because mine come out from right under my hens. I know where they've been, so to speak!

reply by: hickeyja on December 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

A lot of grocery stores now stock powdered egg whites and also powdered whole eggs in their baking sections...especially this time of year. Jan

reply by: calico on December 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Cindy, I think it's wonderful that you have your own hens. I love hens, I really do. This is due to all the times I have watched Martha Stewart talk about how her beautifully colored eggs came from her own hens. It must be a peaceful feeling to gather up the eggs and then use them in your baking. I always wanted my own little herd of hens. But that's not possible where we live - it's a neighborhood development. I need permission from the community just to paint my garage doors. So I have to settle for buying free-range eggs.