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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

Weight*

Old Size

Very Large

73g +over

Size 0
Size 1

Large

63 - 73g

Size 1
Size 2
Size 3

Medium

53 - 63g

Size 3
Size 4
Size 5

Small

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.

This amend in regulation came into force on 1st August 1996 and operators had until 30th June 1997 to change from numbers to sizes.