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 yolk Raw egg white
Water 48, 81 g. 87, 81 g.
Calories 358 Kcal 50 Kcal
Fats 30, 87 g. 0, 0 g.
Proteins 16,76 g. 10,52 g.
Carbohydrates 1,78 g. 1,03 g.
Fiber 0 g. 0 g.
Potassium 94 mg 143 mg
Sodium 43 mg 164 mg
Phosphorus 488 mg 13 mg
Calcium 137 mg 6 mg
Magnesium 9 mg 11 mg
Copper 0,025 mg 0,006 mg
Iron 3,55 mg 0, 03 mg
Zinc 0,4 mg 0,01 mg
Vitamin C 0 mg 0 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0,170 mg 0,006 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0,639 mg 0,452 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0,015 mg 0,092 mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 3,807 mg 0, 119 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0,392 mg 0,004 mg
Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) 146 mcg 3 mcg
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 3. 11 mcg 0,20 mcg
Vitamin A 1945 IU / 584 mcg 0
Vitamin D 148 IU 0
Vitamin E 3.16 mg 0

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22 April, 2019

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