How Much Protein and Calories In An Egg?

Question: How many grams of protein and how many calories are there in a single egg?

Answer: In a single average size whole egg (45 grams in weight) there are around 6 grams of protein and 65 calories.

How much cholesterol is there in an egg?

Whole eggs contain around 4 grams of fat which includes 190mg of cholesterol, most of which is located in the yolk. In fact there is no cholesterol at all in the egg white.

So if you eat lots of eggs, perhaps because you do bodybuilding it is strongly advised to remove the yolks from at least some of them.

Be aware though that doing so will not only reduce your cholesterol intake but also the amount of nutrients, protein and calories you get. If for example you used to make an omelette with 4 whole eggs, perhaps try using 2 whole eggs with 3 egg whites.

In addition to the protein content, each whole egg is also a source of numerous vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, D, E, B6, B12, Riboflavin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Phosphorus, and Selenium. In fact one of the few nutrients eggs don’t contain is vitamin C.

As with the cholesterol, some of the eggs nutrients including the Vitamin B12 and Iron are located exclusively within the yolk.

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