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Egg sizes

Got a recipe with egg numbers instead of sizes? Our handy guide will help you convert them.

Eggs are now sold in four different sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Very Large (these replace the old sizes 0 to 7)

New Size


Old Size

Very Large

73g +over

Size 0
Size 1


63 - 73g

Size 1
Size 2
Size 3


53 - 63g

Size 3
Size 4
Size 5


53g + under

Size 5
Size 6
Size 7

*Each size band starts at the minimum weight and includes eggs up to, but not including, the maximum weight, for example a large egg can be 63g-72.99g. 

The British Egg Information Service recommends using large eggs in recipes that specify the old size 3 egg, for example, scrambled eggs, pancake mixture, cakes, soufflés and meringues. However, recipes often vary, so some trial and error may be required for certain dishes.