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There are a number of items in the kitchen that we use every day, but do not care about the leftovers. An egg is one such food item, in case of which either the white or the yolk can go waste. Health freaks might not want to consume the yolk, while ardent bakers might have a lot of whites left on hand!
We already told you about the uses of egg yolks. Now we give you some uses of egg whites that will help you make the most of this wholesome ingredient.
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Can eggs change the look of your jewellery? Yes, they can! Egg whites contain Sulphur, which is a great oxidising agent. So, if you are bored of your old silver jewellery or just wish to bring out a design that it has, all you need is egg whites. Place the jewellery you wish to oxidise on boiled whites and cover it with a cling film for 6-8 hours. Get ready to be amazed at the results!
If egg whites are good for your skin, how can they not be good for your leather accessories? The thick and sticky base that the whites have, it easily removes dirt from your leather shoes, bags, or any leather accessory. Just rub the whites gently on your leather accessory and wipe off with a damp cloth. The protective layer that the whites form also gives a shine to the accessory.
Egg whites used purely on their own as a face mask helps tighten pores and fine lines. They also help get rid of excess oil and blackheads. All you have to do is whisk 1-2 egg whites and apply on your face in upward motion. Let it dry well, and wash off after 15 minutes.
The protein in the egg whites has the ability to absorb excess oil from the skin. It also has a deep cleansing effect. These properties work together to help prevent acne. You can use egg whites as they are or add them to other homemade face masks to enjoy the benefits.
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Lack of sleep, excessive use of the computer, and stress can cause fatigue that is often reflected by puffy bags under the eyes. Egg whites offer the easiest solution for this! Just apply a thin layer of whisked white under your eyes and wash after 15-20 minutes. Follow this routine every alternate day and see the difference.
Egg whites are a great way to treat oily hair. They are full of antibacterial enzymes and proteins that help get rid of unnecessary oils. They are an excellent way to give a voluminous and healthy appearance to the hair. All you have to do is beat the egg whites frothy and apply as a hair mask. Leave on for 15 minutes before washing it off.
You might be used to adding egg yolks to many recipes, but did you know that the high-protein, low-fat whites can be used in numerous yummy desserts? All you need to do is explore a little and be creative with it. Here are some examples: Chocolate mousse, sugared nuts, Pavlova, frosting with meringue, soufflés and macaroons.
If you are clumsy in the kitchen and if cuts and peels are common for you, egg whites can work as a natural Band-Aid to stop the bleeding. What’s more? The superb proteins will also prevent scarring.
If you are a mom who is usually helping her kids with their craft projects, or if you are into handicraft and paper mache accessories, you need not be worried about not finding glue. Egg whites are sticky and dry easily, and can efficiently double as a glue substitute.
Egg whites are not just super-healthy for you, but healthy for your plants as well. Mix egg whites and crushed egg shells into the soil in your garden for pest-free and healthy flower beds.
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With such a variety of ways to use egg whites, we are sure you will never run out of ideas to make the most of the eggs. Do you know of any more interesting ways? Go on and share them with us in the comment box below.