Eggs 101 – Egg Nutrition Facts Labels

The Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods helps people make more informed food choices.  These labels provide information about the calories and nutrients in different sizes of eggs.  The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.

Updated April 2019

Nutrition Facts
12 servings per container
Serving Size  1 large egg (50g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin D 1mcg 6%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 4%
Potassium 70mg 0%
Vitamin A 80mcg 8%
Vitamin E 0.5mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 1.4mg 8%
Vitamin B6 0.1mcg 6%
Folate 25mcg DFE 6%
Vitamin B12 0.5mcg 20%
Biotin 11mcg 35%
Panthothenic Acid 0.8mg 15%
Phosphorus 100mg 8%
Iodine 28mcg 20%
Zinc 0.7mg 6%
Selenium 15mcg 25%
Choline 150mg 25%
*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.

These Nutrition Facts labels are aligned with FDA’s 2016 Final rule Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels. Manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales have until January 1, 2020 to comply; manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sale have until January 1, 2021 to comply. Please see FDA’s Guidance and Industry Resources for more information.

On these example labels, the following nutrients are mandatory: Calories, Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Total Carbohydrate, Dietary Fiber, Total Sugars, Added Sugars, Protein, Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium. All other nutrients listed in these example labels are voluntary.

Please consult the Code of Federal Regulations for acceptable formats and claims. Theoretical egg values posted on this website are based on the following references:

  1. 21 CFR 101.9 Nutrition labeling of food
  2. Staggs, CG et al. J Food Compost Anal. 2004;17(6):767-776.
  3. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. Database #01123.
  4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Food and Drug Administration. Guidance for Industry: Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels Questions and Answers Related to the Compliance Date, Added Sugars, and Declaration of Quantitative Amounts of Vitamins and Minerals. November 2018.
  5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Food and Drug Administration. Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels Final Rules. May 27, 2016.
  6. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Total Diet Study. April 2014 revised April 2017