Eggs are one of the least expensive sources of protein and many other nutritional benefits. This chart summarizes hard-boiled egg nutrition for a single egg.
Additional nutritional information about eggs:
- Each egg contains 6 grams of protein and is loaded with essential amino acids*
- Eggs have key vitamins and minerals such as iron and riboflavin
- Eggs are a great source of choline, which known for preserving memory
- Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which may prevent vision loss
- Eggs have healthy unsaturated fats with little saturated fats and no trans fats
- One egg has about 215 mg of cholesterol**
- For a 2,000-calorie diet, the daily recommendation is about 5-1/2 ounces
* The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations classifies eggs as the highest protein source available.
** Although 215mg exceeds the daily allowance for cholesterol, it is important to understand that all consumed cholesterol does not go directly to the bloodstream and arteries. For healthy people, only a small amount of cholesterol in food goes directly into the bloodstream. In fact, most of the cholesterol that circulates in blood is produced by the liver in response to saturated fats and trans fats.