Ovomucin is a trypsin inhibitor found in raw egg whites. Trypsin is an enzyme essential to digestion of proteins within the digestive system.

Health considerations

Ovomucin is an allergen and is involved in certain egg allergies.

Keep in mind

While ovomucin is found in raw egg white, and heat typically alters protein structure, studies have shown that boiled egg whites retain their allergenicity despite heating.

May be found in

Egg whites


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The Journal of Immunology

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