Egg white refers to the white portion of an egg which is low on fats. Egg whites are essentially high on proteins and are suggested for regular consumption to people who are on a diet. Also known as albumen or glair, egg whites are that portion of an egg which protects the embryo or the egg yolk from getting spoilt. This part of an egg is also high on sodium and calcium. This ingredient is commonly used while making noodles, sandwiches as well as flavored milk. Egg whites are considered to be very good for hair as well as skin. Regular consumption of this part of an egg is good for children, teenagers, nursing mothers’ as well elderly people.