[quote]Thomas Gabriel wrote:
What’s with all this absorption talk? Your body will digest every single calorie in the egg. Cooked eggs have a different amino acid structure. It will have zero impact on your physique, unless perhaps you are on an extremely low protein diet, and you need every single essential amino acid.
Also, the risk of salmonella is extremely low. The study done says 1 in 30000. But that 1 in 30000 that have salmonella also have shell defects, which can be easily detected by examining the egg before you eat it.
The raw eggs will taste much better as well. They add great texture to a shake, and a slight vanilla flavor. [/quote]
This is the first I’ve ever heard about raw vs cooked egg absorption.
I usually add an egg or two (raw) to my protein shakes as well. As long as the egg shell is intact the risk is low. To be safe just run the egg under the faucet for a few seconds and gently wipe it with a wet paper towel before you crack it open.
(On a related note, it’s good practice to wash melons off before you cut them because any pesticides or dirt could be dragged into the fruit by the knife when you cut it open)