Egg Facts

Eggs are an all-natural source of high-quality protein and a number of other nutrients, all for 70 calories an egg. Eggs are some of the most fascinating parts of our diet, simply because they themselves are so unique. Eggs are reproductive shells laid by females of numerous species, including fish, reptiles, and, in terms of human nutrition, birds. While fish eggs are also eaten in a number of cultural dishes and national cuisines, bird eggs are the most commonly consumed variety of eggs by humans, and out of bird eggs, chicken eggs are by and large the most popular. Cost-effective and versatile, the unique nutritional composition of eggs can help meet a variety of nutrient needs of children through older adults. Plus, nutrition research suggests eggs can play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more. Eggs are considered to be one of the best sources of protein available. One medium-sized egg weighing 44 g typically contains 5.53 g of protein.

Name Egg
Name in Other Languages Albanian: Vezë
Armenian: Dzu (ձու)
Arabic: Baydatan (بيضة), Shakhs (شخص),  Mutasahil (متساهل)
Azerbaijani: Yumurta
Afrikaans: Eier
Basque: Arrautza
Bengali: Ḍima (ডিম)
Belarusian: Yaĭtse (яйка)
Bosnian: Jaje
Bulgarian: Yaĭtse (яйце)
Catalan: Ou
Chichewa: Dzira
Cebuano: Itlog
Chinese Simplified: Jīdàn (鸡蛋), Dàn(蛋); Tamago(卵); Jīdàn (鸡蛋); Luǎnxìbāo yòng dànhuáng diào bàn(卵细胞 用蛋黄调拌); Xiàng… Zhì jīdàn (向…掷鸡蛋); Sǒngyǒng (怂恿), Shāndòng (煽动)
Chinese Traditional: Jīdàn (雞蛋), Dàn (蛋); Tamago (卵); Jīdàn (雞蛋); Luǎnxìbāo yòng dànhuáng diào bàn (卵細胞 用蛋黃調拌); Xiàng… Zhì jīdàn (向…擲雞蛋); Sǒngyǒng (慫恿), Shāndòng (煽動)
Croatian: Jaje
Czech: Vejce
Danish: Egg (æg)
Dutch: Ei, kerel aanmoedigen, aansporen
Estonian: Muna
Esperanto: Ovo
Finnish: Muna
Filipino: Itlog
French: œuf
Galician: Ovo
German: Ei,
Georgian: verts’khi (კვერცხი)
Gujarati: Iṇḍā (ઇંડા)
Greek: avgó (αυγό), oón (ωόν)
Hausa: Kwai
Haitian Creole: Ze
Hindi: Anda (अंडा)
Hebrew: Egg (ביצה), ביצית; ברנש (סלנג) לדרבן, לעודד
Hmong: Qe
Hungarian: Tojás
Icelandic: Egg
Irish: Ubh
Igbo: Egg
Indonesian: Ttelur
Italian: Uovo, cellula uovo, ovulo; (sl) individuo, tipo; (mil) bomba incitare, stimolare, spingere, istigare
Japanese: Tamago (卵), Luǎnzǐ(卵子); Hito (zokugo) tori no tamago o saishū suru (人(俗語) 鳥の卵を採集する); Sendō suru (煽動する)
Javanese: Endhog
Kannada: Moṭṭe (ಮೊಟ್ಟೆ)
Kazakh: Jumırtqa (жұмыртқа)
Khmer: Saout (ស៊ុត)
Korean: Dalgyal (달걀), Al (알), dalgyal (달걀); nanja (난자);, buchugida (부추기다), gyeoglyeohada (격려하다)
Latin: Ovum
Latvian: Ola
Lao: Muṭṭa (ໄຂ່)
Lithuanian: Kiaušinis
Macedonian: Jајце
Maltese: Bajd
Malayalam: Muṭṭa (മുട്ട)
Marathi: Andi (अंडी)
Mongolian: Ondög (өндөг)
Malagasy: Atody
Malay: Telur
Maori: Hua
Myanmar (Burmese): Kyaatu (ကြက်ဥ)
Nepali: Anḍā (अन्डा)
Newari: Kheyn (खेयं)
Norwegian: Egg
Persian: Egg (تخم مرغ)
Polish: Jajko
Portuguese: Ovo, óvulo; pessoa (Gíria) instigar, atiçar, encorajar
Romanian: Ou
Russian: Yaytso (яйцо), Zarodysh (зародыш), yaytsekletka (яйцеклетка); bomba (бомба), граната смазывать (granata smazyvat), yaytsom granata smazyvat’ yaytsom (yaytsom граната смазывать яйцом), zabrasyvat’ tukhlymi yaytsami (забрасывать тухлыми яйцами), podstrekat (подстрекать), naus’kivat’ (науськивать)
Serbian: Jаје
Sesotho: Lehe
Sinhala: Tkẖm mrgẖ (බිත්තර)
Slovak: Vajcia
Slovenian: Jajce
Somali: Ukun
Spanish: Huevo
Swahili: Yai
Swedish: ägg, ägg; typ, karl driva på, egga upp
Tajik: тухм
Tamil: Muṭṭai (முட்டை)
Telugu: Guḍḍu (గుడ్డు)
Thai: K̄hị̀ (ไข่)
Turkish: Yumurta, bomba; torpido; eşek şakası teşvik etmek; tahrik etmek, kışkırtmak
Ukrainian: Yaytse (яйце)
Urdu: انڈے
Uzbek: Tuxum
Vietnamese: Trứng
Welsh: Wy
Yiddish: Ey (יי)
Yoruba: Eyin
Zulu: Egg
Egg Shape & Size An oval shape, with one end rounded (the aerus) and the other more pointed (the taglion)
Egg Color White, brown, Light Blue, Light Green, Light Pink , Dark Brown, Rust, or Red, Light Rust or Light Red
Egg Taste Delightful
Varieties/Types
  • Guinea Fowl Egg
  • Gull Egg
  • Goose Egg
  • Emu Egg
  • Ostrich Egg
  • Partridge Egg
  • Quail Egg
  • Bantam
  • Turkey Egg
  • Turtle Egg
  • Guinea Fowl
  • Pheasant
  • Rhea
Major Nutrition Selenium, Se 15.3 µg (27.82%)
Choline 117 mg (21.27%)
Valine 0.428 g (20.27%)
Isoleucine 0.334 g (19.98%)
Tryptophan 0.083 g (18.86%)
Threonine 0.276 g (15.68%)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.764 mg (15.28%)
Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine) 0.36 µg (15.00%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.194 mg (14.92%)
Leucine 0.541 g (14.64%)
Phosphorus, P 98 mg (14.00%)
Lysine 0.454 g (13.58%)
Total Fat (lipid) 4.74 g (13.54%)
Protein 6.26 g (12.52%)
Histidine 0.154 g (12.50%)
Vitamin A, RAE 80 µg (11.43%)
Iron, Fe 0.88 mg (11.00%)
Health Benefits
  • Help to Lose Weight
  • Growth and Development
  • Reduce the Risk of Stroke
  • Help to protect our bones
  • Cognitive Effects
  • For Eye Health
  • Promote healthy hair and nails
  • Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
  • Raise HDL (The “Good”) Cholesterol
    Incredibly Nutritious
Calories in 1 large (50 gm) 72 K cal