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Old 10-23-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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What's with egg carb & protein count?

Have I been living in a cave? My tracker protein count for one whole large egg is 6.3 grams and 0.39 g. for carbs. But for yolk only it shows 2.7 g. protein (that's OK) but 0.61g. carbs. How is it possible that, by weight, a whole egg has fewer grams carbs than the yolk alone?
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:59 AM   #2
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It looks like it's an error. Because obviously a whole egg doesn't have less carbs than just the yolk.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:59 PM   #3
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My current egg carton states:

70 calories (large eggs which are really small looking)

5 grams fat

6 grams protein

0 grams carbs

That would be 45 calories for fat---5 times 9
and 24 calories for protein---6 times 4

A minute amount of carbs that I wouldn't worry about.

Yolks do have less protein than the whites, but that is where the rich antioxidants live--fat-soluble vitamins A, D3, K2, choline (liver), serine (brain), lutein (macular region of the eyes), zeaxanthin (same), and rich cholesterol used everywhere in our bodies (especially our brains) and the basis for all other hormones.

I love to sing the praises of egg yolks. They were maligned for over 50 years, although I never stopped eating them.
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:41 AM   #4
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In the UK medium eggs are usually labelled 75 kcal and large eggs 85 kcal. Zero carbohydrate as far as I recall, but will check this next time I am in the the supermarket. Have never understood the idea of eating just egg whites, the yolk is the best part.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:48 AM   #5
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I can do either but prefer to have the whole egg.
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Old 10-24-2016, 09:18 AM   #6
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Occasionally l eat one whole egg plus a yolk. Since I keep a strict count of my protein and carb grams I want to know the real values. My tracker has been helpful elsewhere, I can't understand how they got this so wrong and I see the same values on other websites.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:33 AM   #7
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The info on the USDA website is incorrect and that is where these values are from. I'm sure multiple other sites use the info and haven't even noticed the discrepancy.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:53 PM   #8
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I have always counted 75 calories for a large egg; 5 g fat; 0.6 carbs and 6 g protein. It sure would be nice to get proper information! How do all these sites, including the USDA get things so wrong?
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