Fats are an essential part of any diet. Around 9% of the egg content is fat. The fat of an egg is found almost entirely in the yolk; there is less than 0.5% in the albumen.
Most of an egg’s total fatty acid composition is monounsaturated (approximately 38%). About a further 16% is polyunsaturated and only 28% is saturated.
An average medium size egg contains 177mg cholesterol, about 12% less than eggs contained twenty years ago. Full information on eggs and cholesterol.
How much fat is in an egg?
|Nutrition information||Per small egg (48 grams)||Per medium size egg (58 grams)||Per large egg (68 grams)||Per very large egg (78 grams)||Per 100 grams|
All information checked by an independent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian