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How Much Protein In An Egg Yolk: Everything To Know

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There are approximately 2.7 grams of protein in a single egg yolk. Read on to learn even more about the nutritional content of yolks and eggs as a whole!

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We’ve heard it a million times over, eggs are a great protein source for various diet types.

That’s all fine and dandy, but we’re more interested in the specifics and that is just how much of the essential nutrient is present in the average egg yolk.

This table about the nutritional content of an egg yolk clearly states that the number is about 2.7 grams of protein in one but there’s much more to be uncovered. Have a look below to find out even more.

💪How much protein is in just the egg yolk?

There is 2.7g of protein in a single egg yolk. Compared to how much protein there is in an egg, it contributes less than half of the overall content of the nutrient.

Nevertheless, they are still a great source of protein, averaging about 16g in every 100g of egg yolk which is about 32% of the daily requirement – but that’s not all that it provides!

Besides some quality protein, it is very low in carbs as well as calories. It also contains cholesterol, however, this does not significantly impact your body’s own cholesterol levels so it is generally considered safe.

The 3.3g of sat fat in every 100g of egg yolk shouldn’t suddenly increase the risk of heart disease but it’s info to keep in mind if you have health concerns in that regard.

Current advice suggests to be mindful of egg consumption if you already have cardiovascular disease, with a maximum suggested intake of 1 egg per day.

😋Which part of the egg is rich in protein?

Both the egg whites and egg yolks are rich in protein. They’re also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and essential amino acids.

While both parts of the egg are rich in protein, they vary in this shared “wealth” as the egg whites in a single egg contain more protein than in a yolk.

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🥚How much protein is in one egg yolk boiled?

There is about 2.7 grams of protein in a single-boiled egg yolk and 6.3 g in an egg overall. This indicates there is about the same amount of protein in a raw egg that there is in a boiled egg.

The same holds for fried eggs or scrambled eggs as well. Changing the cooking method does not change the amount of protein in an egg. In fact, our bodies even absorb the protein a little better when it is cooked.

🍚What has more protein egg yolk or white?

There might be more protein in egg whites than egg yolk when considering a single egg but egg yolks contain more protein than egg whites when compared gram to gram.

While 100g of egg yolks contain 16g of protein, there’s only about 11g of protein in 100g of egg whites, making the yolk a denser source of the nutrient when it comes to content.

🍳Is two eggs enough protein for a day?

Two eggs provide roughly 12g-13g of protein. While your weight is a factor that determines how much protein is required for your daily intake, I can say for sure that two eggs are not enough protein for a day.

Besides eggs, you can consider alternative sources of protein to help you meet your daily dietary intake and maintain a healthy diet. Beans, chickpeas, dairy products like milk and cheese, nuts and seeds are also rich sources of protein.

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🍴How many eggs should I eat a day for protein?

Depending on your weight, you’re going to need at least 8-12 eggs and more if that’s all you’re eating for protein in a day.

To be on the safe side, I recommend limiting yourself to 2-3 eggs a day.

I also suggest eating whole eggs unless there’s a medical reason not to.

For example, if you have or are at high risk of cardiovascular disease or diabetes, it’s advised to stick to no more than one (whole) egg per day.

At present there is no longer any “recommended upper limit” for egg intake (including egg yolks) and no specific data to use for more than 1 per day – either positively or negatively.

Have a look at these great recipes made using egg whites you can use your leftovers to create and these quick egg recipes if you’ve got them whole for the best ways you can do just that.

🐣How many eggs make 100g of protein?

Seeing as an egg contains 6.3g of protein, about 15-16 eggs would make 100g of protein.

That’s a lot of lean protein from both the egg whites and egg yolk, but current evidence doesn’t support consuming that many eggs a day!

How Much Protein In An Egg Yolk: Everything To Know
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There is approximately 2.7g of protein in an egg yolk, but there’s more to it than that. Learn more about the protein in yolks and eggs as a whole!
Calories:58kcal
Author: Dave

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How Much Protein In An Egg Yolk: Everything To Know
Serving Size
 
17 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
58
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
194
mg
65
%
Sodium
 
9
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
20
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
0.1
g
0
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
260
IU
5
%
Calcium
 
23
mg
2
%
Iron
 
0.5
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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