Nutritional value

A (very) good egg

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods money can buy. They’re a natural source of many nutrients, protein, vitamins and minerals. Perhaps best of all, an average egg contains just 78 calories. They’re naturally rich in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B12 and vitamin D. They also contain vitamin A and a number of other B vitamins including folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and choline. Eggs also contain essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus, iodine and selenium. With the guidelines on consumption because of their cholesterol content now removed, eggs are a healthy, convenient fast food for all the family.

They’re so versatile too – simply visit our Cracking Recipes section to find fresh ways to serve Mother Nature’s perfect food.

Nutritional Information Per Large Sized Egg (68 grams) Per 100 grams
Energy kcal (calories) 78 131
Energy kJ 326 547
Fat (g) 4.6 9.0
Saturates (g) 1.5 2.5
Monosaturates (g) 2.0 3.4
Polyunsaturates (g) 0.9 1.4
Carbohydrates (g) trace trace
Sugars (g) trace trace
Protein (g) 7.5 12.6
Salt (g) 0.23 0.39