by Tiffany Anderson

Surprisingly, despite the rumor around eggs having unhealthily high cholesterol content, a typical hen lays an egg that has:

  • 0.9% vitamins, minerals & salts
  • 1.7% polyunsaturated fat
  • 3.2% saturated fat
  • 4.4% of monounsaturated fat
  • 12.5% protein
  • 75.1% water

As you can see, there is a lot more beneficial nutrients in an egg than there are bad saturated fats. Considering an average person eats 182 eggs per year, that only amounts to roughly 333 grams  (11.7 ounces) of saturated fat consumed vs. 1.32 kgs (46.6 ounces) of protein gained, with the typical egg weighing 58 grams (2 ounces) :)