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Egg nutrition information

Eggs are a natural source of many nutrients including high quality protein, vitamins and minerals.

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 other essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus.

For more information on the specific nutrients found in eggs, please visit the sections below.

Egg nutrition breakdown.

Nutrition Information Per Small Egg (48 grams) Per Medium Size Egg (58 grams) Per Large Egg (68 grams) Per 100 grams
Energy kcal (calories) 54 66 78 131
Energy kJ 227 277 326 547
Fat (g) 3.7 4.6 5.4 9.0
Saturates (g) 1.0 1.3 1.5 2.5
Monounsaturates (g) 1.4 1.7 2.0 3.4
Polyunsaturates (g) 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.4
Carbohydrate (g) trace trace trace trace
Sugars (g) trace trace trace trace
Protein (g) 5.2 6.4 7.5 12.6
Salt (g) 0.16 0.20 0.23 0.39

Calories in an egg

Find information on calories in eggs, as well as more about eggs and dieting.

Vitamins and minerals in an egg

More information on the specific vitamins and minerals in an egg and how they keep us healthy.

Protein in eggs

Eggs are one of the best sources of natural protein in foods and a vital nutrient to retain a strong and healthy body. 

Eggs and fat

Learn about the different essential fats found within eggs and how important they are to a balanced diet.

Comparing egg white and yolk

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 and a balanced diet

Discover more about how you can eat eggs as part of a balanced diet, in line with government recommended intakes.

All information checked by an independent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian.