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Calories in Eggs

Eggs from chickens and reptiles in general are made up of an egg yolk (vitellus), egg white (albumen), and a protective eggshell. Each portion is self-contained through the use of various thin membranes. Popular preferences of edible eggs are those from chickens and ducks, caviar and other fish roe. Chicken eggs top the favorite list by a huge margin, at least among humans.

Eggs, particularly egg yolks, hold generous amounts of protein and they are regular a feature in international cookery. Because of the protein content, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to group eggs as Meats within the Food Guide Pyramid.

Breakdown of Nutrients and Calories in Eggs

Size Calories Fat Carbohydrate Protein
1 large(46.0 g) Fried 90 7.0g 0.4g 6.3g
1 large(50 g) Cooked,Hard-boiled 78 5.3g 0.6g 6.3g
1 large(33 g) Raw, Fresh 16 0.1g 0.2g 3.6g
1 Jumbo(63 g) Hard Boiled 98 6.7g 0.7g 7.9g

Different cooking methods can lead to different results. Take fried egg for an example. For a serving size of 46g (roughly 1 large egg), fried eggs calories of 90 is considered moderate by the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA) standards. In addition, the cholesterol reading related to an fried egg is 210mg, so it is by no means insignificant. Fat is present in great abundance, with 2.0g of saturated fat in an egg. Sodium is a major component of an egg as well.

The amount of sugar present in an egg is not a major concern. On the positive side, an egg contains a significant amount of vitamin A, along with reasonable amounts of iron (5%) and calcium (3%). And of course, a fair proportion of an egg is protein itself.

Pro and Cons of Egg in Terms of Nutritional Value

For a daily energy supplement, the FDA deems calories in an egg to be sufficient in terms of daily energy requirements. The low sugar content within eggs means that the conventional health risks related to diabetes and obesity could almost be ruled out. Added to that, there is a generous amount of useful minerals (such as phosphorus, riboflavin and especially selenium) along with vital vitamins (vitamin A and vitamin B12). All these combine to define the positive attributes of eggs.

For health experts, the top concerns are probably the high saturated fat as well as the very high cholesterol inside eggs. These two factors might be a problem to those who are more prone to chronic diseases such as cardiac arrest, high blood pressure and some cancers.

Effectiveness of Eggs as a Weight Loss Agent

With the above factors considered, an egg is nothing more than just an average nutrient choice for people who are hoping to lose weight. While the calories in an egg are considered helpful by the FDA to replace energy used, for people who are desperate to burn their fat rather than introducing additional calories in a boiled egg, obviously the case of eating an egg is not compelling.

Obviously, the relatively small sugar content is going to be helpful but this is quickly offset by the high proportion of saturated fat present ?which is the usual suspect for heart related diseases.

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