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How many calories are in a scrambled egg?

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A scrambled egg weighing 61g contains 91 calories. Eggs are a good source of nutrition, as they contain six grams of protein as well as numerous vitamins and minerals.

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For some time, eggs were viewed as an unhealthy food due to their high amount of dietary cholesterol. In 2000, it was determined that it was saturated fat and not cholesterol that primarily contributed to heart disease, so the American Heart Association changed its stance on eggs and its guidelines now allow for healthy adults to consume one per day. One large egg has 213mg of cholesterol, but only 1.6g of saturated fat. Eggs also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help fight age-related macular degeneration, and the choline they contain may assist brain development and memory.

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