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Want to know the nutritional value of eggs? Let’s get cracking...

There are lots of myths about egg nutrition, but the truth is, eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Crammed full of vitamins and minerals, low in calories and great if you’re trying to lose weight, they’re so good for you that nutrition experts are calling them a superfood. Here’s why.

Eggs and your health

Free range eggs are naturally packed with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin B2 (that’s riboflavin), iodine and selenium. You’ll also find vitamin A, calcium, phosphorous, folate, biotin, choline, thiamine and pantothenic acid inside those lovely golden shells. They even contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids like the ones in oily fish.

What does all that mean? Well, it means that the nutrients in eggs help to keep your brain, bones, eyes, teeth, skin, muscles, liver, immune system, nervous system and metabolism healthy, strong and functioning properly. So they’re pretty good for you!

With all that great egg nutrition news, you might be wondering – just how many eggs can I eat each day? Well, there’s currently is no recommended1 limit. Even better, because eggs keep you fuller for longer than many other foods, eating them means you’ll feel less tempted to snack between meals.

Protein in eggs

They’re jam-packed with it!

We all need protein to keep our bodies strong and healthy. It helps us grow, heal, fight off illness and do all the things we love to do. The good news is, there’s loads of protein in eggs – and they’re a much cheaper source of it than other high-protein foods like meat. Find out more about how much protein there is in eggs.

Eggs and cholesterol

New studies say there’s no need to limit eggs

In the past, there’s been a lot of confusion about eggs and cholesterol, but the old advice about cholesterol in your diet and the risk of heart disease has now been amended3 and the experts on egg nutrition are saying you can safely enjoy as many eggs as you like, as part of a balanced diet.

How many calories in an egg?

Find out why eggs are great for losing weight

Talk to the egg nutrition experts and they’ll tell you eggs are surprisingly low in calories. In fact, a medium egg contains less than 70. Of course, it depends how you cook them, so we’re here to help you do the maths, enjoy your eggs – and feel rather pleased with your calorie count.

Egg whites and yolks: the nutrition fact

Vitamins, minerals, calorie counts and more

Ever wondered which nutrients come from which part of your egg? Whether one part contains more calories than the other? Or whether the white’s better for you than the yolk? We’re here with both sides of the story, and all the answers on egg white and yolk nutrition.