Weight of egg yolk

Egg yolk weights, supplied by the British Egg Information Service (BEIS), an official source of egg information.

These are estimates for the average weight of the yolk inside different size eggs, excluding the weight of the shell. As eggs are a natural product, the precise weight of the yolk will vary slightly from egg to egg.

Egg Size Yolk - Percentage Yolk - Weight (g)
Small (48g) 26.2% 12.6g
Medium (58g) 25.5% 14.8g
Large (68g) 25.1% 17.1g
Very Large (78g) 24.4% 19g

See also

Egg white weight

Egg white and yolk information

Egg yolk nutrition

Egg nutrition and health

Egg nutrition information

Why you can trust this information

This information is brought to you by the British Egg Information Service (BEIS), which is administered by the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC). Alongside recipe inspiration, the Service educates consumers on the benefits of eating eggs, working with a panel of nutritionists to provide answers to all of your egg-related questions. This information has been checked by an independent Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian.