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December 27, 2010 8:13 PM
Is there a different calorie intake if you cook eggs differently. For example, scrambled vs. over easy? Which has more calories? I know that egg whites vs. whole eggs is very different, but I am only referring to whole eggs. If you hard boil an egg, is it better than poaching? I truly have no idea. Sorry if this is an ignorant question.
  3253791
December 27, 2010 8:21 PM
you can check it out in the food database on here and it'll show you nutrition for each you listed. I really don't know, some prepare eggs differently when they scramble them or poach them so that would make all the difference.flowerforyou
December 27, 2010 8:27 PM
Good point, sorry I am new to the site. I just did that and

Homemade - 2 Eggs Over Easy, 2 eggs 140 2 9 12
Eggs - Scrambled 2 Whole Eggs, 1 cup cooked 180 2 9 12

Surprising.
  3253791
December 27, 2010 8:27 PM
they have the same nutritional stats as long as you don't add anything when you're cooking, such as butter.
  1645625
December 27, 2010 8:30 PM
I would have thought that they would be same. I don't know.
  3253791
December 27, 2010 8:32 PM
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I would have thought that they would be same. I don't know.
The egg size might be different in the ones you found in the database? That could be why they are showing up differently as well.happy

Oh! Welcome to the site, great to have you join usdrinker
December 27, 2010 8:35 PM
:) They have the same calorie count. You can't always trust what the food database says; some people make mistakes when putting in calories, or they may be using a larger serving, or just trying to fool themselves. Lol.

Think about it like this. A slice of bread has 40 calories, and you put this slice of bread in the toaster... Does it magically become 50 calories per slice? No.

An egg will be the same raw, scrambled, over-easy, hardboiled, etc. (Unless you add oil or butter to the pan when you cook it.)
Edited by funkyspunky871 On December 27, 2010 8:37 PM
December 27, 2010 8:35 PM
I would definitely guess that they are the same. Just because you see differences in the database, don't take it as gospel. Not all the information is 100% correct, especially when it comes to estimating generic dishes. For the examples you quoted, they have the same nutritional values, but 40 different calories, which means one of them is plain wrong. This database is great, but don't take everything to be 100% accurate.

The difference would be in how you prepare. For instance, if you scramble it with cheese, or if you fry the eggs in a cooking oil. But if there aren't any additives, they should be the same.
  2766532
December 27, 2010 8:36 PM
They're the same unless you add calories through cooking. For example, a scrambled egg made with a teaspoon of milk will have a few more calories than a hard-boiled egg but probably less than an egg fried in a teaspoon of butter.

When I eat eggs, I log them as just eggs. I fry mine in a bit of zero-calorie cooking spray or I boil them. Neither method adds calories.
  2829570
December 27, 2010 8:37 PM
The size of the eggs and what you add to them when you cook them are the only reasons there would be a calorie difference. If you fry your eggs they are going to have more calories because of the grease they will retain.

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