Many thanks for this informative article Tom. Since doing a major change in my eating habits I have made raw eggs one of the foods that I eat almost on a daily basis. Eggs have been associated with high cholesterol and salmonella. Therefore a lot of people limit their eating them to only a few a week. The only people that I know that eat eggs as often and as many as I do are bodybuilders.
Here is a quote from http://www.iloveindia.com/nutrition/protein/egg-protein.html
“Talking about the egg white and yolk proteins, it can be said that one large egg contains about 6.5 grams of protein, out of which egg white protein content is about 3.6 grams. But yolk also contains fats and owing to this fact, many people tend to avoid eating egg yolk”
I have seen similar reports stating that about half of the protein found in eggs are in the yolk. If this is true than throwing away the yolk is equivalent to throwing away HALF of the eggs’ protein.
Like most health topics there are many contradicting reports on whether or not a person should consume egg yolks or not (some even suggest that eating more than 3-4 eggs a week is potentially hazardous to your health).
The deciding factor for each individual seems to be a constant, even here, namely, know your body.