Protein and Calories in Eggs

The protein in eggs has a biological quality greater than any other natural food. In fact, some manufacturers of protein powders (such as albumin) often base their products on egg protein because of its protein quality. Egg protein contains all the essential amino acids in the exact proportions required by the body for optimum growth and maintenance of lean, metabolically active muscle tissue.

Many processed foods contain protein levels of poor quality plus, they often contain medium to high calories. The quality of the protein in eggs means that all their proteins can be used for synthesis, and limits the amount burned as fuel, or converted to fat. Combining Egg whites with salads gives a highly nutritious meal that is low in energy and ideal for helping to lose weight!

1 large egg (50g)Protein (grams)CaloriesTotal Fat
Fried in oil6.8987.4
Duck egg (70g- raw)91309.6
Quail egg (9g - raw)1.2141

Values for egg protein may vary between different products or recipes, use only as a guide!

Good nutrition means supplying our body with nutrients for which they are needed. For example, proteins need to be used to recover, grow and maintain tissues, also for the synthesis of antibodies. Carbohydrates are the preferred energy source and fat is a secondary source of energy.

USDA National Nutrient Database

8 Responses to Protein and Calories in Eggs

  1. Ashpk patel says:

    I want to know how we can improve a level of egg albumin protein in our child suffering from kidney dieases.

  2. Amanda says:

    Why are there more calories and fat in a boiled egg than a raw egg? Isn't it the same thing but in a different form?

  3. Alex says:

    If, for instance, in raw eggs there is 6.3 grams of protein and 4.7 grans of fat... That equals 11 grams overall. If you say there is 50g of egg in a large egg, what are the other 39g made up of?

    • ReneeR says:

      Great question Alex. 50 g refers to the weight of the entire egg. After accounting for protein and fat, the remaining weight of 39 g comes from the egg shell, water (92% of egg white is purely water), trace minerals, and vitamins.

  4. Salvador says:

    I really like eggs, too bad they got cholesterol or I could eat a whole dozen a day.

  5. Brett says:

    Is ir just as good to eat the egg whites raw

  6. Dianne says:

    Is it bad for me to eat 4 eggs a day? I am on a Protein diet and it is much easier just to eat eggs.

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