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Are Eggs Keto? | Everyday Health

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It’s clear: Eggs are not just for breakfast anymore. While they can be a great way to start your day, hard-boiled eggs have become a suitable grab-and-go snack, a fried egg sits perfectly atop a veggie bowl, and scrambled eggs can also work for dinner in a pinch. For those on a keto diet, eggs have also become a staple food. But should you be eating them?

Egg Nutrition Facts

Egg is a protein, so it is not a carbohydrate and not starchy. The following is the nutrition facts from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for one whole large egg. This pertains to a large hard-boiled egg. If you cook your eggs differently (eg, scrambled, fried), the nutrition will change depending on what type, if any, of fat you’re cooking the egg in.

  • Carbs in an egg: 0.5 grams (g)
  • Net Carbs in an egg: 0.5g

Net carbs are not an official macronutrient (like carbs, fat, and protein), but people following a keto diet often use this number as a guide to help them stay in their carb range.

For eggs, since there is no fiber in an egg, total carbs is equal to net carbs in this case.

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