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Nutrient (unit) Whole Egg
Calories (kcal) 72
Protein (g) 6.29
Total Lipid (g) 4.97
Total carbohydrate (g) 0.39
Fatty acids (g) 4.13
Saturated fat (g) 1.55
Monounsaturated fat (g) 1.91
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.68
Cholesterol (mg) 212
Thiamin (mg) 0.04
Riboflavin (mg) 0.24
Niacin (mg) 0.04
Vitamin b6 (mg) 0.07
Folate (mcg) 24
Vitamin B12 (mcg) 0.65
Vitamin A (IU) 244
Vitamin E (mg) 0.48
Vitamin D (IU) 18
Choline (mg) 125.6
Betaine (mg) 0.3
Calcium, Ca (mg) 27
Iron, Fe (mg) 0.92
Magnesium, Mg (mg) 6
Copper, Cu (mg) 0.05
Zinc, Zn (mg) 0.56
Sodium, Na (mg) 70
Manganese, Mn (mg) 0.02
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19
What's in a dozen?
Eggs are produced by
nature and not processed
according to a formula;
therefore, their exact nutrient
content may differ from egg to egg. In
general, however, a one-dozen carton of
Large eggs will feature a nutritional label that resembles the following
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 egg (50g), Servings: 12, Amount Per Serving: Calories 70, Fat Cal. 40, Total Fat 4.5g (7% DV), Sat. Fat 1.5g (8% DV). Trans Fat 0g. Cholest, 215mg (71% DV), Sodium 65mg (3% DV), Total Carb, 1g (0% DV) Protein 6g (10% DV), Vitamin A (6% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Iron (4% DV), Not a significant source of Dietary Fiber or Sugars. Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
The 1990 Nutrition Education and Labeling Act requires most foods, including eggs, to carry a nutrition label. Current labels express nutrients as a percentage of Daily Values (DVs) for a 2,000-calorie diet, rather than a percentage of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (U.S. RDAs).

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