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How Many Carbs In Eggs?

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Eggs are everywhere on a keto diet. They provide taste and texture to baking recipes.

They bring healthy nutrients to your body in the form of proteins and vitamins. But you might be wondering how many carbs an egg brings.

Are Eggs Keto Friendly?

Yes! Eggs are definitely keto-friendly. A typical egg brings much less than one gram of net carbs!

But the Keto Diet is not just about carbs, it’s about the balance between Net Carbs and Fat and eggs are a very useful tool to help reach your macros!

Egg Nutrition Facts

A medium egg contains about 63 calories which are coming from the following macronutrients:

  • 0.3 grams of Carbs (no fiber)
  • 5.5 grams of Protein
  • 4.2 grams of Fat

As a result, eggs are a very convenient tool to boost your protein intake while maintaining enough fat and keeping carbs low.

Micronutrients In Eggs

Eggs are not just protein powerhouses, they also contain many micronutrients that are useful for your body, in particular Vitamin D and B12.

A single egg brings:

  • 60mg of Potassium
  • 237 IU of Vitamin A (10% of your recommended intake)
  • 0.4 µg of Vitamin B12 (16% of your recommended intake)
  • 0.9 µg of Vitamin D (60% of your recommended intake)
  • 25 mg of Calcium
  • 0.8 mg of Iron (5-10% of your recommended intake)
  • 5.3 mg of Magnesium
  • 90 mg of Omega-3
  • 95 mg of Phosphorus
  • 25 µg of Selenium

Full Nutrition Panel

Nutrition Facts
One Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62.9 Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.2g6%
Saturated Fat 1.4g9%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6g
Cholesterol 163.7mg55%
Sodium 62.5mg3%
Potassium 60.7mg2%
Carbohydrates 0.3g0%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 5.5g11%
Net Carbs 0.3g
Vitamin A 237.6IU5%
Vitamin B12 0.4µg7%
Vitamin D 0.9µg6%
Calcium 24.6mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
Magnesium 5.3mg1%
Zinc 0.6mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many carbs in an egg white?

Egg Whites contain the bulk of the carbs in eggs – about 0.2 grams – but almost none of its fat (only 0.1 grams), and a fair portion of the protein (3.7 grams).
As a result, the 15 kcal in Egg Whites are almost exclusively coming from protein. They are therefore often used to boost the protein content of any recipe without altering the carbs or the fat.

How many carbs in the yolk?

The yolk of an egg contains only 0.1 grams of net carbs. However, it contains most of the fat present in eggs with 4.1 grams out of the 4.2 grams of fat that a full egg contains.

Does The Way To Cook Eggs Change Carbs?

The way you cook your eggs does not affect their net carbs content at all.
Your scrambled eggs, hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, over-hard eggs, sunny-side-up eggs, and eggs in an omelette will all have the same amount of net carbs.
The only thing that might change is the fat if you were to cook your eggs in oil or butter.

Health Benefits Of Eggs On A Keto Diet

Eggs are full of protein and vitamins (Vitamin D, B12, and A in particular), which all have possible health benefits.

Eye Health

Beyond micronutrients and macronutrients, Eggs also contain lutein and zeaxanthin which have been found to protect from macular degeneration.

Muscle Mass

Being loaded in protein makes eggs a particularly good ally to building muscle mass. After all, isn’t Mr. Strong eating eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

Brain Health and Development

Eggs are a source of Choline, which has been linked with reduced memory loss in older patients.

When Not To Eat Eggs

Eggs are one of the most common allergens, in particular in children.

If you have never eaten eggs, make sure to try a small portion and contact your doctor if you notice any allergy symptoms such as rash, stomach ache, or difficulty breathing.

Eggs And Cholesterol

As you found in the nutrition label above, Eggs do contain a fair amount of cholesterol.

However, eating food with cholesterol is perfectly safe. Blood cholesterol levels and dietary cholesterol are two very different things.

Dietary cholesterol generally has a negligible effect on blood cholesterol.

Risks of Eating Eggs

Beyond common allergies, some studies show that eating eggs daily increases the risk of diabetes. Frequent egg consumption is also linked to heart disease and some forms of cancer.

Keto Recipes With Eggs

On a keto diet, many recipes include eggs. Here are my favorite low-carb recipes with eggs.





Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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