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Eggs, high quality protein

Eggs are a high quality protein

Did you know eggs have 6 grams of high-quality protein and that a protein packed breakfast helps sustain mental and physical energy throughout the day? That’s good news for people of any age.

Eggs are nature’s form of portion control each nutrient-dense large egg has 70 calories.

Nutrient dense, Protein Packed at approximately 6g per large egg with varying amounts of 14 essential nutrients including choline (Choline promotes normal cell activity, liver function and the transportation of nutrients throughout the body) and vitamin D.

All of an egg’s cholesterol and fat are in its flavorful, rich yolk. The yolk isn’t all bad, though. It holds a lot of the egg’s vitamins, including all of its vitamins A, D, and E.

About half of an egg’s protein is in the white, which is low-calorie and fat-free.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per 1 tbsp (8.5 g)1 large (50 g)100 grams, 1 cup, chopped (136 g)1 large (50 g)

Calories 78

% Daily Value

Total Fat 5g                                       7%

Saturated fat 1.6 g                           8%

Polyunsaturated fat 0.7 g   

Monounsaturated fat 2 g

Cholesterol 187 mg                          62%

Sodium 62 mg                                   2%

Potassium 63 mg                              1%

Total Carbohydrate 0.6 g                 0%

Dietary fiber 0 g                                0%

Sugar 0.6 g

Protein 6 g                                          12%

Vitamin A             5%        Vitamin C        0%

Calcium                 2%        Iron                  3%

Vitamin D             11%      Vitamin B-6     5%

Vitamin B-12        10%      Magnesium     1%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

**********talk with your physician regarding dietary changes if specific health conditions are being managed********

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