How Much Protein is in An Egg - Nutrition Facts

Eggs are a good source of proteinBut how much protein is in an egg? In this article you can read the answer to this question.

how much protein is in an egg


Here the nutritional values ​​of eggs are indicated per 100 grams. Below the nutritional values ​​of a chicken egg (combination egg protein and egg yolk)

Chicken egg - raw
nutritional values ​​(per 100 grams):
Energy (kJ)549
Energy (kcal)132
Total protein (grams):12.3
Total carbohydrates (grams):0.2
Fat total (grams):9.1
Total dietary fiber (grams):0
Chicken egg - cooked
nutritional values ​​(per 100 grams):
Energy (kJ)535
Energy (kcal)128
Total protein (grams):12.3
Total carbohydrates (grams):0
Fat total (grams):8.8
Total dietary fiber (grams):0
When boiling the egg, the small amount of carbohydrates and a portion of the fats are lost. All proteins in the egg are still available after cooking.
The content of one egg, without the skin, weighs between 55 and 75 grams. With the weight of an egg, and the above nutritional values ​​(12.3 grams of protein per 100 grams), it can be calculated that one egg contains between 6.77  and 9.23  grams of protein.
The content of an egg consists of two parts, the egg protein and the egg yolk. I weighed the different parts. The weighting shows that the content of an egg consists of egg yolk for one third, and egg protein for two thirds. The nutritional values ​​of these two parts are different.

How much protein in an egg yolk (egg yolk)?

Below the nutritional values ​​per 100 grams.
Egg yolk - raw nutritional values
(per 100 grams):
Energy (kJ)1494
Energy (kcal)361
Total protein (grams):16.7
Total carbohydrates (grams):0.2
Fat total (grams):32.6
Total dietary fiber (grams):0

The yolk therefore consists of 16.7% protein. In addition, it also contains a high concentration of fats; 32.6 grams of fat per 100 grams of egg yolk.
Because about a third of the egg's content consists of egg yolk, the weight of one egg yolk is between 18.3 and 25 grams. That is why one egg yolk contains between 3.1 and 4.2 grams of protein depending on the size of the egg .

How much protein in one egg protein?

The egg protein has a lower concentration of proteins, but it also contains no fats. Below the precise nutritional values ​​per 100 grams.

Protein chicken egg - raw
nutritional values ​​(per 100 grams):
Energy (kJ)185
Energy (kcal)44
Total protein (grams):10.5
Total carbohydrates (grams):0.4
Fat total (grams):0
Total dietary fiber (grams):0

About two thirds of the egg's content is egg protein. This means that one egg contains between 36.7 and 50 grams of egg protein. With a protein concentration of 10.5%, one egg protein therefore contains between 3.85 and 5.25 grams of protein.
Due to the lack of fat and carbohydrates, bodybuilders often choose to eat only the whites of the egg. To make that easy, you can also order liquid egg protein. This is among other things for sale here at Body and Fitshop .

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