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Protein in 6 Eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)

So how much protein is in 6 eggs?

There is about 37.8 grams of protein in six eggs. This is using whole, raw, large eggs.

Protein in 6 eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)

There is also:

About 37.8 grams of protein in 6 scrambled eggs.

About 37.8 grams of protein in 6 boiled eggs.

About 37.8 grams of protein in 6 fried eggs.

About 37.8 grams of protein in 6 poached eggs.

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

What else is in an egg? Egg Nutritional Data

6 eggs contain 429 calories per serving.

Here’s a quick overview of 1 serving of 6 eggs:

kcal 429kcal
Carbs 2g
Fat 29g
Protein 37.8g

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

Does the cooking method change how much protein is in 6 eggs?

The protein content of eggs remains virtually the same, whether they’re prepared as scrambled, boiled, fried, poached, or eaten raw.

However, it’s important to consider some exceptions.

For example, fried eggs could have more fat and calories if cooked in oil.

Additionally, scrambling eggs with ingredients like milk or cheese can increase their protein content (who can resist simple cheesy scrambled eggs?).

Contrary to popular belief, choosing cooked eggs over raw ones actually results in a slightly higher protein count. So, there’s no need to consume them raw.

This difference isn’t due to a sudden increase in protein but rather because our bodies can absorb the protein better. Cooked eggs have higher bioavailability for protein enhancing its absorption in humans.

Along with protein, eggs offer various essential nutrients. They can also provide weight loss benefits.

In fact, eggs are a fantastic, well-balanced source of both macronutrients and micronutrients for optimal nutrition.

Different ways to cook eggs: boiled, fried, scrambled, omelette, raw

Are eggs good for you?

Eggs are an excellent protein source, being easily accessible and affordable. They offer all essential amino acids that the body can easily use.

Each large egg provides 6-7g of protein at approximately 60 calories—a great protein-to-calorie ratio. This is beneficial for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Is egg protein good?

Protein plays an important role in various bodily functions. It also contributes to muscle growth and weight loss.

Egg protein is classified as ‘complete’. This means it has the full range of amino acids for your body to use right away.

A carton of eggs on a kitchen towel

Is it safe to eat 6 eggs a day?

Eggs are associated with positive health benefits in general but eating 6 eggs a day may not be considered optimal for everyone.

To be on the safe side, I would advise exercising caution and limiting egg consumption to 2-3 eggs a day.

For people with (or are at high risk of) cardiovascular disease or diabetes, the current advice is to limit egg intake to no more than one egg daily.

There is no longer any “recommended upper limit” for egg intake, and there is no specific data available to support one egg per day, either positively or negatively.

How to eat 6 eggs a day:

You can try eating more eggs with these recipes:

This amazing 2-egg omelette or protein 3-egg omelette.

Delightfully cheesy scrambled eggs.

Perfect scrambled eggs with avocado.

My favourite recipes for breakfast with eggs.

Easy egg recipes for lunch.

Protein in 6 Eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)
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How much protein in 6 eggs? Is egg protein good for you? Learn how to get more protein by enjoying the benefits of eating eggs!
Calories:429kcal
Author: Dave

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs (large)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Protein in 6 Eggs (whole, scrambled, boiled, fried, poached)
Amount per Serving
Calories
429
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
0.1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Cholesterol
 
1116
mg
372
%
Sodium
 
426
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
414
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
37.8
g
76
%
Vitamin A
 
1620
IU
32
%
Calcium
 
168
mg
17
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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