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Protein in 5 Eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)

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So how much protein is in 5 eggs?

There is about 31.5 grams of protein in five eggs. This is using whole, raw, large eggs.

Protein in 5 eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)

There is also:

About 31.5 grams of protein in 5 scrambled eggs.

About 31.5 grams of protein in 5 boiled eggs.

About 31.5 grams of protein in 5 fried eggs.

About 31.5 grams of protein in 5 poached eggs.

We have taken our data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

What else is in an egg? Egg Nutritional Data

5 eggs contain 358 calories per serving.

Here’s a quick overview of 1 serving of 5 eggs:

kcal 358kcal
Carbs 2g
Fat 24g
Protein 31.5g

Hen’s eggs are also rich in folate, vitamin D, iodine, and B vitamins.

Does the cooking method change how much protein is in 5 eggs?

Whether eggs are prepared as scrambled, boiled, fried, poached, or eaten raw doesn’t really change the protein content.

Let’s keep in mind some exceptions though.

For example, fried eggs could contain higher levels of fat and calories if cooked in oil.

Additionally, scrambled eggs could have more protein when adding ingredients such as milk or cheese (I can’t say no to tasty scrambled eggs with cheese!).

Contrary to popular belief, cooked eggs actually provide a slightly higher protein count than raw ones! So, there’s no need to channel your inner Rocky and consume them raw.

This difference isn’t because there’s suddenly more protein; rather, it’s because our bodies can better absorb the protein from cooked eggs. It has higher bioavailability compared to protein in raw eggs.

In addition to protein, eggs boast numerous other essential nutrients and can provide weight loss benefits.

Eggs serve as a brilliant, well-balanced source of both macronutrients and micronutrients for good nutrition.

Different preparation ideas for eggs: fried, poached, omelette, bagel

Are eggs good for you?

Eggs offer an easily available and cheap source of protein with a complete amino acid profile that the body can readily use.

Each large egg provides 6-7g of protein at just around 60 calories. This is a great ratio for both vegetarians and meat eaters. It delivers a substantial amount of protein with relatively few calories.

Is egg protein good?

Protein serves various essential functions in the body. It can also aid in muscle growth and weight loss.

Egg protein is a ‘complete’ protein, meaning that it provides all the essential amino acids essential for the body’s immediate use.

Two soft-boiled egg halves sprinkled with pepper on marble

Is it safe to eat 5 eggs a day?

Eggs are generally associated with health benefits but consuming 5 eggs a day may not be considered optimal for everyone.

I would advise limiting to 2-3 eggs a day to ensure safety.

However, if you have (or are at a high risk of) cardiovascular disease or diabetes, current recommendations suggest limiting your intake to no more than one egg daily.

There is currently no longer any “recommended upper limit” for egg intake to deem 5 eggs a day unreasonable. And there’s no specific data that can be used for more than 1 per day – positively or negatively.

How to eat 5 eggs a day:

Eating 5 eggs a day is an easy challenge with these ideas:

This awesome 2-egg omelette or 3-egg omelette with delicious fillings.

Quick cheesy scrambled eggs.

Never-failing scrambled eggs on avocado toast.

My favourite egg for breakfast recipe ideas.

Egg recipes to eat for lunch.

Protein in 5 Eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)
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How much protein in 5 eggs? Is egg protein good for you? Explore egg benefits and ideas to boost your protein intake!
Calories:358kcal
Author: Dave

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs (large)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Protein in 5 Eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)
Amount per Serving
Calories
358
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
9
g
Cholesterol
 
930
mg
310
%
Sodium
 
355
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
345
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
31.5
g
63
%
Vitamin A
 
1350
IU
27
%
Calcium
 
140
mg
14
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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