3 Egg Whites in Cups (Measurement Guide)

Last updated on October 26th, 2022 at 05:19 pm

Different parts of an egg are utilized in the kitchen for various purposes.

Some food recipes require just the egg yolk, while some might solely require the egg white. 

Regardless of these differences, knowing the correct egg size and measurement of both the egg white, egg yolk, and whole egg in cups can come in handy when working on a recipe. 

This article provides a detailed measurement guide for egg whites in cups.

Three egg whites are equal to 6 tablespoons, equal to ⅜ cup. This measurement is for large or medium-sized eggs and will vary according to the size of the egg. A cup of egg white is equal to 8 to 10 large eggs. Smaller eggs will produce up to 3 or 4 tablespoons for one white egg. 

What Do 3 Egg Whites Equal in Cups?

3 Egg Whites in Cups

Three egg whites equal ⅜ cup. Measuring out ⅜ cup might seem confusing since measuring cups don’t usually come with that calibration. 

However, it is completely doable.

All you have to do is measure out ¼-cup of egg white and add two tablespoons because two egg whites are equal to ¼ cup, and one egg white equals two tablespoons.

Altogether the mixture equals ⅜ cup. Alternatively, you can measure six tablespoons of egg white, equal to ⅜ cup.

Below is a table guide you can use when converting egg sizes to cups.

Number of egg whitesAmount in cups
8 to 10 large egg whites1 Cup
6 Extra large egg whites1 Cup
4 Extra Large or Jumbo Eggs1 Cup
12 Extra Large Egg Yolks1 Cup
1 Large Egg White2 tablespoons
1 Large Egg Yolk1 Cup
12 to 16 Large Egg Yolks1 Cup
1 Large Egg4 tablespoons liquid egg product.
1 Large Egg White2 tablespoons liquid egg product.

Sometimes a particular recipe might call for a specific egg size different from the one you have available in your kitchen. 

For example, a recipe requires Jumbo sized eggs to bake a cake; however, you only have small-sized eggs. 

In instances like these, use the table below to convert the number of eggs you have into the size the recipe requires.

The table below references large eggs as the metric for conversion.

Number of Large Eggs123456
Jumbo Eggs122345
Medium Eggs123567
Extra Large Eggs123445
Small Eggs134578

The measurements given above are solely for chicken eggs. 

You cannot substitute with Duck or Quail eggs because Duck eggs are way bigger than even Jumbo Chicken eggs, and Quail eggs are smaller than small Chicken eggs. 

A problem most people experience is how to measure out egg white.

Simply separating the yolk from the egg white after breaking the egg will not make the egg white measurable. 

You must follow a few steps to ensure the egg white can fit into a measuring tablespoon.

These steps include:

  • First, break the egg and separate the yolk from the egg white by rocking the liquid egg back and forth above a bowl. 
  • After the egg white is successfully separated from the yolk and is placed in a different bowl, whisk the egg white lightly
  • Ensure not to whisk too fast as this will cause the egg white to foam, making the measurement inaccurate.
  • After whisking the egg lightly, the egg white will loosen enough to scoop into a tablespoon.

How Many Eggs Is 1 Cup of Egg White?

8 large eggs make up 1 Cup of egg white. Ten small and ten medium eggs, respectively, also make up 1 Cup of egg white. 

There are recipes where the egg size does not matter when it entails using egg white.

For meals such as Frittata, you can use whatever size of egg you have available. 

Also, usually, you wouldn’t find specific measurements for egg white in Frittata recipes. 

However, making custard requires a very specific measurement of egg white.

Here, the size of the eggs, which determines the liquid volume of the egg, is very important. 

Using the conversion table above, you can easily substitute larger eggs with smaller or medium-sized eggs. Some recipes may require you to measure using tablespoons or teaspoons.

Here is a brief breakdown of the exact measurements of both tablespoons, teaspoons, and cups:

#1. For Egg Yolks

  • 1 Egg Yolk = 1 tablespoon
  • 6 to 7 Egg Yolks = ½ Cup.

#2. For Egg Whites

  • 1 Egg White = 2 tablespoons
  • 4 to 5 Egg Whites = ½ Cup.

#3. For Whole Eggs

  • ½ Whole Egg (Yolk and Egg White) = four teaspoons
  • 1 Whole Egg (Yolk and Egg White) = three tablespoons
  • 3 Whole Eggs (Yolk and Egg White) = ½ Cup.

Here is a link to some Egg size conversion charts.

How Many Grams Is 3 Egg Whites?

3 large egg whites weigh 90 grams. 1 Large Egg White weighs 30 grams. 90 grams is the volume equivalent of 2 tablespoons. 

In a large egg, about ⅓ of the egg is the yolk while ⅔ is the egg white. This variation means the yolk weighs less than the egg white. 

The weight of the egg white will also depend on the size of the egg. For Extra large eggs, the egg white weighs 40 grams, and 3 Extra large egg whites weigh a combined 120 grams. 

In volume terms, 40 grams is the equivalent of 2 tablespoons and a teaspoon. The gram measurements for small, medium, and Jumbo eggs differ. 

Below is a table that highlights the different measurements of 1 Large egg white and egg yolk in tablespoons, ounces, and grams:

1 Large Egg WhiteTwo tablespoons30 grams1.05 Ounces
1 Large Egg YolkTwo tablespoons and one teaspoon18.6 grams0.65 Ounces

How Much Liquid Egg Equals an Egg?

1 Large Egg equals approximately four tablespoons of liquid egg product, while 1 Large Egg White equals two tablespoons of liquid egg product. 

1 Cup of egg yolks equals 12 to 16 large or 12 Extra Large egg yolks. These measurements vary with the size of an egg. 

A better alternative and an easier way to measure egg yolks, egg whites, or even eggs, in general, is to use store-bought liquid eggs. 

The raw eggs are already cracked and stored separately (egg yolk stored separately from egg white) in juice box containers ready for immediate consumption. 

Using liquid eggs will save you time and the stress of cracking out eggs and having to separate the yolks from the egg white. 

Liquid eggs are pasteurized, homogenized, and safe for consumption, just like your regular shelled eggs.

The egg yolks pasteurize at a different temperature compared to the egg white. 

This process ensures the liquid eggs are completely free from germs since the yolk and egg white have different densities. 

Liquid eggs are also available in the blended form (Whole egg, including egg yolk and egg white). 


3 large egg whites equal ⅜ cup. The egg size affects cup measurement.

Extra large, Jumbo, small, and medium eggs will have different measurements for the same number of eggs. 

In cases where your recipe requires large eggs but you only have small ones available, use the conversion table to substitute your eggs with the size needed in the recipe.

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