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How Many Calories Are in Scrambled Eggs?

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May Fredenburg has been writing for publication for more than 30 years. She has covered topics ranging from education, health and nutrition to business and politics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in education and has taken classes in audio engineering and video and film directing and producing.
How Many Calories Are in Scrambled Eggs?
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High in protein and low in carbs, scrambled eggs can provide a solid, nutritious start to your day. They can also be the major part of a meal that is relatively low in calories. The calorie count depends on how the eggs are prepared, which can make a difference in the nutritional value.

Home-Cooked Eggs

Two large scrambled eggs have 182 calories. Of that total,120 calories, or about two-thirds, are from fat. Only 37 calories, or about 20 percent, are from saturated fat; the rest are from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Roughly one-third of the calories in scrambled eggs come from protein, with less than 1 percent of the calories coming from carbs.

Fast-Food Eggs

Fast-food scrambled eggs contain more calories, at 204 per two-egg serving. About one-third of those calories are from protein, and about two-thirds are from fat. Of the total calories, 26 percent comes from saturated fat, which represents a higher fat content than in fresh eggs. Carb amounts are negligible at less than 1 percent.

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