Weight Of Eggs


Go to work on an egg. Have you ever heard of this famous advertising slogan?

Eggs contain high amounts of protein, around 6 grams per egg which can give you a mental and physical boost and is a great way to start your day.

How Much Does An Egg Weigh?

In North America, the most common sized egg is a large egg which is 2 ounces (56.7 grams) in weight.

A large egg in Europe will be around 2.2 ounces (63 grams) and about 1.97 ounces (56 grams) in Canada.

In North America, the USDA issues weight guidelines per dozen and not per egg. Therefore, a large carton of eggs will have a minimum weight of 24 ounces (680 grams).

As the guidelines are per dozen, most likely not all eggs will have the average weight of 2 ounces (56.7 grams). Some may be more and may be less.

There are more benefits to consuming eggs, they also contain no sugar and no carbohydrates and are probably the healthiest items you could have for breakfast.

Chickens can lay blue and green eggs. Yes, it’s true. This is as a result of a virus which caused a genetic mutation.

The thickness of the eggshell will determine the age of the hen. The shell also accounts for 8-9% of the total egg weight.

In the United States and Europe, there is an egg weight classification system which allows eggs to be sold.

~ Fun Fact ~
Kiwis lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird in the world.


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