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What is the nutritive value of eggs?

Q: What do egg yolks contain - calcium or other minerals? Should it be avoided if someone does not want more calcium in diet?

A:An average hens egg of 60 gm consists of 7.9 gm of protein, 7.9 gm of fat, 103 kCal, 36 mg of calcium, 132 mg of phosphorous, and 1.26 mg of iron. It is rich in cholesterol (3.9 gm per 100 gm) and is a good source of iron and phosphorous. Therefore, 2-3 eggs in a week will not add much calcium in your diet.


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