How Much Protein in an Egg, Egg White & Egg Yolk?

How Much Protein in an Egg, Egg White & Egg Yolk?

We all know eggs are very healthy for us and they’re also an excellent source of natural protein and also relatively cheap when compared to other high-protein foods.

 

Protein is one of the essential nutrients very important for building bones and muscle, repair of all body cells and tissues as well as maintaining a strong and healthy body.

 

Eggs are considered a complete source of high-quality protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids required by us.

 

How much protein does one egg contain?

About 6–7 grams of protein in one average size egg contains.

 

How much protein do different sizes of eggs contain see below table

 Egg Size  Protein (gm)
Small egg (38 gm) 4.79 grams
Medium egg (44 gm) 5.54 grams
Large egg (50 gm) 6.60 grams
Extra large egg (56 gm) 7.06 grams
Jumbo egg (63gm) 7.94 grams
The protein content in an egg depends on the size of the egg.
 

The protein content of the egg white & egg yolk

Protein content in different parts of the egg.
Egg Yolk 2.7 grams Protein
Egg White 3.6 grams Protein
Whole egg 6.6 grams Protein
 
How Much Protein in an  Whole Egg , Egg White and Egg Yolk?
 
 

Protein in egg white

  • There are 3.6 grams of protein in egg white out of 33 grams of raw egg white.
  • The egg white contains there are 150 different kinds of proteins.
  • Egg white is made up of around 88% water.
 

Protein in egg yolk

  • There are 2.7 grams of protein in egg yolk.
  • Almost all essential nutrients and fat are found in egg yolk.
 
Summary
  • Egg yolks and egg whites both contain protein, but egg whites contain slightly more protein.

Do Raw Eggs have more Protein?

  • Whether you consumed raw or cooked whole eggs that contain the almost same amount of protein.
  • A whole fried egg contains slightly less protein than a raw or cooked whole egg.
Raw egg 6.3 grams Protein
Hard-boiled egg 6.3 grams Protein
Whole fried egg 6.26 grams Protein
How Much Protein in a  Raw egg, Boiled egg and Fried egg?
 

What happens if you eat a raw egg?

  • Eating raw or undercooked eggs can be potentially dangerous and cause sickness from Salmonella bacteria if eggs contain Salmonella.
  • Salmonella is a pathogenic bacteria commonly found in eggs that cause fever, cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting.
 

Conclusion of Protein in an Egg

  • About 6–7 grams of protein in one average size egg contains.
  • Both the egg white and egg yolk contain protein.
  • Raw or cooked whole eggs contain almost same amount of protein.
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FAQ

How much protein in an egg?

Protein contains in one egg is 6 -7 grams on an average size egg.

How much protein is in an egg depends on the size or weight of the egg.

How much protein in a hard boiled egg?

Hard-boiled eggs contain 6.3 grams of protein which is equal to raw egg protein contain. 

How much protein in egg yolk?

There are 2.7 grams of protein in egg yolk.

How many calories in a hard boiled egg?

One hard boiled egg contain 72 calories and this calories similar to raw egg and boiled egg. 

How much Cholesterol in an Egg?

One large size egg (50gm) has about 186 mg of cholesterol.

This 186 mg cholesterol is found in the egg yolk. 

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