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How many calories does an egg have?

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According to Self magazine, the calories in an egg depends upon its size. A large egg has 71 calories, while an extra large egg has 80 calories. Jumbo eggs contain 90 calories. Small eggs are typically 54 calories each, and medium-sized eggs contain 63 calories.

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The calorie count of eggs also varies depending upon how they are prepared. For instance, adding butter, sauce or cheese significantly increases the number of calories.

Eggs are highly nutritious. A single large egg has 6 grams of protein and a substantial amount of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B12 and riboflavin. Although it has 5 grams of fat, this includes heart-healthy omega fatty acids. An egg's cholesterol count is relatively high, however, at 211 milligrams. Most of the cholesterol found in eggs is in the yolk.

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