Egg whites for a dialysis diet
Egg whites are an excellent source or high quality protein for the dialysis diet. Egg whites are very low in phosphorus (5 mg per egg white). Most of the phosphorus in an egg is in the yolk (60-90 mg per yolk).
Pasteurized fresh egg whites are packaged in a carton, found in the egg/dairy section of the grocery store. Just Whites® are a powdered egg white product available at your local grocery store in the baking section. Pasteurized egg products are safe to consume without cooking. People with kidney failure are at higher risk for illness if exposed to salmonella from raw eggs that are not pasteurized.
When extra protein is needed, add egg whites to egg dishes, ground meat dishes, smoothies or shakes to boost protein content.