Calories in Hard Boiled Eggs

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Are all boiled eggs created the same?

Well, they may not be identical in calories - but they sure are close.

Relatively speaking, the yolk contains the bulk of calories where eggs are concerned.

Larger eggs tend to contain a larger mass of egg white than egg yolk, so calories remain very close when comparing one boiled egg to another.

As we view our nutritional data chart below we see that one jumbo contains 90 kcals while one small contains about 54. In the middle of the pack - or should we say 'nest' is the medium size with 63 kcals - and then we'll step up to the large at 72.

As to the defining difference between the extra large size and the jumbo - there is a spread of 10 kcals - so nothing to write home about.

Nutritional Values in Boiled Eggs

One of the biggest health concerns involving this super food is the cholesterol milligram content. That jumbo will cost about 266 mg with the small, 161 mg's. That's a significant amount of cholesterol values packed within this white (or brown) oval - which for many individuals contributes to the risk of heart disease, particularly when the family tree has a history of such.

This is one thing that we are very concerned about regarding carbohydrate restricted weight loss plans which allow basically free use of foods that are minimal in such.

The egg is one such candidate for these types of fad diet plans - and some individuals may consume half a carton just for breakfast. Of course, time will tell if damage to the body does occur with overuse of this super food - or if it poses no risks as it is a natural food.

Until that time, we recommend that you limit them in your daily diet. The current official recommendation is one per day. If you enjoy another food - such as a wedge of cornbread that contains egg, that portion counts towards that one per day recommendation.

Boiled Eggs Nutritional Facts & Calories

Nutrients

Unit

1 extra large boiled egg

1 jumbo boiled egg

1 large boiled egg

1 medium boiled egg

1 small boiled egg

1 cup of boiled eggs, chopped

1 Tablespoon of boiled eggs

Calories

kcal

80

90

72

63

54

211

13

Protein

grams

7.04

7.93

6.29

5.54

4.78

17.11

1.07

Total Fat

grams

5.57

6.26

4.97

4.37

3.78

14.43

0.90

Carbs, Total

grams

0.43

0.49

0.39

0.34

0.29

1.52

0.10

Fiber, Total

grams

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Sugars, Total

grams

0.43

0.49

0.39

0.34

0.29

1.52

0.10

Calcium

mg

30

33

26

23

20

68

4

Iron

mg

1.02

1.15

0.92

0.81

0.70

1.62

0.10

Magnesium

mg

7

8

6

5

5

14

1

Potassium

mg

75

84

67

59

51

171

11

Sodium

mg

78

88

70

62

53

169

11

Zinc

mg

0.62

0.70

0.56

0.49

0.42

1.43

0.09

Copper

mg

0.057

0.064

0.051

0.045

0.039

0.018

0.001

Selenium

mcg

17.8

20.0

15.8

13.9

12.0

41.9

2.6

Vitamin A

IU

270

307

244

214

185

797

50

Beta Carotene

mcg

6

6

5

4

4

15

1

Lycopene

mcg

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Luetin + zeaxanthin

mcg

185

209

166

146

126

480

30

Cholesterol

mg

237

266

212

186

161

577

36

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