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Egg nutrition

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods money can buy - they are a natural source of many nutrients including high quality protein, vitamins and minerals. A medium egg contains less than 70 calories.

Eggs are naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium and iodine. They also contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline, and essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus.

For more information on the specific nutrients found in eggs, please visit the sections below. If you are a health professional or journalist, visit our health professionals section.

Egg nutrition information

How many calories are there in an egg? How much protein? See our nutritional information table and get the facts.

Vitamins and minerals

For further details of the vitamins and minerals in an egg, and their benefits.

Fats

Eggs contain some fat, an essential part of the diet. Find out more about the fatty acids in eggs here

Proteins

Eggs are a good source of high quality protein. Find out more about the protein in eggs in this section

Cholesterol

Advice on eggs and cholesterol has changed – find out more here

Egg white and yolk nutrition

Find out more about egg white nutrition and egg yolk nutrition, including the vitamins, minerals, essential fats and proteins found in each, and their benefits.

Eggs are a natural source of many nutrients