Egg Vitamins

Eggs contain all the essential vitamins except vitamin C, because the developing chick does not have a dietary requirement for this vitamin. As shown in Table 5, the yolk contains the majority of the water-soluble vitamins and 100% of the fat-soluble vitamins. Riboflavin and niacin are concentrated in

Table 4 Egg yolk lipid profile per large egg

Lipids Amount

Fatty acids, total saturated (g) 1.55

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated (g) 1.99

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated (g) 0.72

Cholesterol (mg) 211

Cryptoxanthin, 3 (mg) 5.6

Lutein + zeaxanthin (mg) 186

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16 (July 2003). Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page,

Table 5 Egg vitamin content per large egg





Thiamin (mg)

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