Egg yolk properties

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Nutritional benefits of egg yolk

What are the main properties of egg yolk?

Egg yolk is a very important food because:

What is the food composition of egg yolk?

The following table shows the food composition of the egg yolk. It is worth mentioning its very high energy value, since egg yolk provides more than 350 kcal per 100g.

Mineral and vitamin content is much more higher than in egg white. (look at the difference in what refers to calcium, phosphorus and iron, for example)

Composition of eggs yolk, compared to eggs white, 100 g.
Raw egg yolkRaw egg white
Water48, 81 g.87, 81 g.
Calories358 Kcal50 Kcal
Fats30, 87 g.0, 0 g.
Proteins16,76 g.10,52 g.
Carbohydrates1,78 g.1,03 g.
Fiber0 g.0 g.
Potassium94 mg143 mg
Sodium43 mg164 mg
Phosphorus488 mg13 mg
Calcium137 mg6 mg
Magnesium9 mg11 mg
Copper0,025 mg0,006 mg
Iron3,55 mg0, 03 mg
Zinc0,4 mg0,01 mg
Vitamin C0 mg0 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0,170 mg0,006 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0,639 mg0,452 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0,015 mg0,092 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)3,807 mg0, 119 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)0,392 mg0,004 mg
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)146 mcg3 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)3. 11 mcg0,20 mcg
Vitamin A1945 IU / 584 mcg0
Vitamin D148 IU0
Vitamin E3.16 mg0

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22 April, 2019

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