Do Eggs Have Calcium?

calcium in eggs

Question: Do eggs have calcium?

Answer: There is a believe that eggs are high in calcium. This likely stems from the misconception that eggs are a dairy product. Eggs are actually grouped with other proteins like meat by the USDA. While eggs do contain some calcium, they do not have a significant amount like many dairy products. Let’s take a closer look at the calcium in eggs.

There is some debate about how much calcium we need per day. A recent article by Harvard Medical School cites the recommendation to be 500 to 700 mg per day. Other sources indicated 1,000-1,200 mg per day. Regardless of the amount, this data should give you an idea of how much calcium is in eggs compared to how much you need per day.

For additional comparison, there are 350 mg of calcium in a cup of 2 percent milk.  A cup of whole milk yogurt has approximately 296 mg of calcium. As you can see below, the calcium in an egg is only about 25-40 mg of calcium.

How Much Calcium In Eggs?

Type of EggServing SizwCalcium (mg)
Whole, Raw, FreshLarge Egg (50g)28
Whole, Cooked, Fried1 Large (46g)29
Cooked, Whole, Poached1 Large (50g)28
Whole Scrambled1 Large (61g)40
Whole Cooked Hard-Boiled1 Large (61g)25
Source: USDA