Poached Egg Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Poached Egg.


There are 72 calories in Poached Egg.


Nutrition Facts
Poached Egg
Serving Size:


large (50 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 43
Calories 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4.7 grams

Saturated Fat 1.6 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 grams

Cholesterol 185 milligrams

Sodium 149 milligrams

Potassium 69 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 0.4 grams

Dietary Fiber 0 grams

Sugars 0.2 grams
Protein 6.3 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Food / Beverages > Bakery / Deli > Prepared & Preserved Foods > Egg-Based Products (Perishable)

How long would it take to burn off 70 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 19 minutes
Running (6mph) 7 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 10 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What does poached egg mean?

Definition of poached egg

1 : an egg dropped from its shell and cooked in simmering water for about five minutes. — called also dropped egg.

What is the difference between boiled eggs and poached egg?

A poached egg is an egg that has been cooked, outside the shell, by poaching (or sometimes steaming), as opposed to simmering or boiling. This method of preparation can yield more delicately cooked eggs than cooking at higher temperatures such as with boiling water.

What’s the difference between a scrambled egg and a poached egg?

What’s the Difference Between Scrambled Eggs and Poached or Fried Eggs? Scrambled eggs combine the whites and the yolks of the egg, unlike with poached, over-easy, or boiled eggs, which keep the yolks intact and enveloped by the whites. (Learn Chef Gordon Ramsay’s technique for poaching here.)

What does being poached mean?

intransitive verb. 1 : to encroach upon especially for the purpose of taking something. 2 : to trespass for the purpose of stealing game also : to take game or fish illegally. transitive verb. 1 : to trespass on a field poached too frequently by the amateur — The Times Literary Supplement (London)

How is poaching done?

Activities that are considered poaching include killing an animal out of season, without a license, with a prohibited weapon, or in a prohibited manner such as jacklighting. Killing a protected species, exceeding one’s bag limit, or killing an animal while trespassing is also considered poaching.

Which is healthier boiled or poached egg?

Overall, shorter and lower-heat cooking methods cause less cholesterol oxidation and help retain most of the egg’s nutrients. For this reason, poached and boiled (either hard or soft) eggs may be the healthiest to eat. These cooking methods also don’t add any unnecessary calories.

Are poached eggs better than fried?

And it turns out there’s a way to cook them that’s especially good for you: poaching! Poached eggs are usually quite a bit lower in calories and fat than eggs that have been scrambled, baked, or fried (which requires butter, cream, milk, or oil).