Nutrient content of one large egg


  Whole White Yolk

Calories 74 17 55
Total Fat (g) 5 0.06 4.51
Saturated Fat (g) 1.5 0 1.6
Cholesterol (mg) 212 0 210
Sodium (mg) 70 55 8
Carbohydrate (g) 0.4 0.24 0.61
Protein (g) 6.3 3.6 2.7
Vitamin A (IU) 244 0 245
Vitamin D (IU) 17.3 0 18.3
Calcium (mg) 27 2 22
Thiamin (mg) 0.03 0.001 0.03
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.07 0.002 0.06
Iron (mg) 0.9 0.03 0.46
Riboflavin (mg) 0.24 0.145 0.09
Folate (mcg) 24 1 25
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.64 0.03 0.33
Zinc (mg) 0.56 0.01 0.39
Lutein & Zeaxanthin (mcg) 166 0 1.86

 

 

The shell represents about 11% of the mass of an average egg, the albumin 58% and the yolk 31%. The composition of the albumin and the yolk differs remarkably. The yolk is more concentrated than the albumin and therefore contains more nutrients, as illustrated in the following table.