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How many calories are in one fried egg?

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There are approximately 92 calories in one large fried hen's egg. This size egg also has 7.04 grams of fat, 0.4 grams of carbohydrates and 6.27 grams of protein. The calories in the egg are derived from 69 percent fat, 2 percent carbs and 29 percent protein.

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One large egg has 210 milligrams of cholesterol, which represents 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance of cholesterol for most people, based on the average 2,000-calorie diet. One egg also has 1.975 grams of saturated fat, 1.224 grams of polyunsaturated fat and 2.919 grams of monounsaturated fat. There is 94 milligrams of sodium and 68 milligrams of potassium in a fried egg, and there are trace amounts of vitamin A, iron and calcium along with 6.27 grams of protein.

By comparison, a hard-boiled egg has 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 212 milligrams of cholesterol. It also has 1 gram of carbohydrates, 6 grams of protein and 2 grams of saturated fat.

Eggs are a good source of phosphorus, vitamin B12 and riboflavin, and a very good source of selenium and protein. On the downside, eggs are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. An egg has an estimated glycemic load of 1.

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