Egg Yolk Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 270

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 23g %35

Saturated Fat 7g %35

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 912mg %0

Sodium 3487mg %232

Total Carbohydrate 2g %0

Dietary Fiber 0g %0

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 14g

Vitamin D 126.0IU %21

Calcium 113.0mg %8

Iron 3.4mg %18

Potassium 111mg %2

Phosphorus 414.0mg %41

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in egg yolk

Vitamin C 0.0mg %0

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.0mg %0

Vitamin K 0.7µg %1

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.1mg %12

Vitamin E 2.3mg %15

Vitamin D 126.0IU %21

Vitamin B6 0.4mg %31

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.4mg %33

Vitamin A 1043.0IU %35

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 3.2mg %63

Vitamin B12 1.6µg %67

Choline, total 705.0mg %128

Minerals in egg yolk

Magnesium 7.0mg %2

Manganese 0.1mg %3

Potassium 111.0mg %3

Calcium 113.0mg %9

Copper 0.1mg %13

Iron 3.4mg %19

Zinc 2.9mg %21

Phosphorus 414.0mg %41

Selenium 56.9µg %103

Sodium 3487.0mg %232

Amino Acids in egg yolk

Leucine 1.2g %41

Valine 0.8g %41

Methionine 0.3g %41

Lysine 1.0g %46

Isoleucine 0.7g %46

Histidine 0.4g %47

Threonine 0.6g %55

Tryptophan 0.2g %63

Tyrosine 0.6g %64

Phenylalanine 0.6g %65

Cystine 0.2g %78

Fatty Acids in egg yolk

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.01g %7

ALA 0.08g %8

Omega-3 0.21g %13

DHA 0.11g %56

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of egg yolk is 0.0/100 which makes it a low quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Egg Yolk has a complete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Leucine 59 85
Valine 39 57
Lysine 45 74
Isoleucine 30 50
Histidine 15 25
Threonine 23 44
Tryptophan 6 14
Met+Cys 22 40
Phe+Tyr 30 86

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in egg yolk is 2.1 which makes it a low P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of egg yolk is 2.8 which makes it a medium energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in egg yolk as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for egg yolk is 33/100 good).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for egg yolk

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 14.97 <4
Zinc:Copper 23.72 <12
Potassium:Sodium 0.03 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 16.14 <2
Iron:Copper 28.10 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.27 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 46%

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This food is not insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

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