Albumin

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Albumin is the name for a number of proteins that can be dissolved in water.[1] Albumin is found in blood serum. Albumin is also found in egg white. The albumin index is used to measure the freshness of an egg.[2] It measures how far an egg spreads if broken on a flat smooth surface. The older an egg is, the further it spreads.

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  1. "Albumin". Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution. 2005. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/cuphbe/albumin. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. "Albumin index". Benders' Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology. 2006. http://www.credoreference.com/entry/whdictnutr/albumin_index. Retrieved 16 June 2012.