Fried Egg vs. Beets

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Fried Egg and Beets


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked fried egg versus beets (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in fried egg and beets:

  • Beet has signficantly less saturated fat than fried egg.
  • Beet is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Beet is an excellent source of potassium.
  • Fried egg has 10.5 times less carbohydrates than beet.
  • Fried egg has 15.9 times less sugar than beet.
  • Fried egg has more riboflavin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12, however, beet contains more folate.
  • Fried egg is a great source of Vitamin D.
  • Fried egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A, calcium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of fried egg and beets is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Fried Egg (Egg, whole, cooked, fried) and Beets (Beets, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Fried egg is high in calories and beet has 78% less calories than fried egg - beet has 43 calories per 100 grams and fried egg has 196 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, fried egg is heavier in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to beets per calorie. Fried egg has a macronutrient ratio of 29:2:70 and for beets, 14:83:3 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Fried Egg Beets
Protein 29% 14%
Carbohydrates 2% 83%
Fat 70% 3%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Fried egg has 10.5 times less carbohydrates than beet - beet has 9.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and fried egg has 0.83g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in beets are made of 71% sugar and 29% dietary fiber, whereas the carbs in fried egg comprise of 100% sugar.

dietary fiber

Beet is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than fried egg - beet has 2.8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and fried egg does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Fried egg has 15.9 times less sugar than beet - beet has 6.8g of sugar per 100 grams and fried egg has 0.4g of sugar.



Protein

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Fried egg is an excellent source of protein and it has 745% more protein than beet - beet has 1.6g of protein per 100 grams and fried egg has 13.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beet has signficantly less saturated fat than fried egg - beet has 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and fried egg has 4.3g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both fried egg and beets are low in trans fat - fried egg has 0.04g of trans fat per 100 grams and beet does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Fried egg is high in cholesterol and beet has less cholesterol than fried egg - fried egg has 401mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and beet does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Beet has more Vitamin C than fried egg - beet has 4.9mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and fried egg does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Fried egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 108 times more Vitamin A than beet - beet has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and fried egg has 219ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Fried egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has more Vitamin D than beet - fried egg has 88iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and beet does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Beets and fried egg contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beet has 0.04mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and fried egg has 1.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beets and fried egg contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beet has 0.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and fried egg has 5.6ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Fried egg has more riboflavin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12, however, beet contains more folate. Both fried egg and beets contain significant amounts of thiamin and niacin.

Fried Egg Beets
Thiamin 0.044 MG 0.031 MG
Riboflavin 0.495 MG 0.04 MG
Niacin 0.082 MG 0.334 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.66 MG 0.155 MG
Vitamin B6 0.184 MG 0.067 MG
Folate 51 UG 109 UG
Vitamin B12 0.97 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Fried egg is an excellent source of calcium and it has 288% more calcium than beet - beet has 16mg of calcium per 100 grams and fried egg has 62mg of calcium.

iron

Fried egg has 136% more iron than beet - beet has 0.8mg of iron per 100 grams and fried egg has 1.9mg of iron.

potassium

Beet is an excellent source of potassium and it has 114% more potassium than fried egg - beet has 325mg of potassium per 100 grams and fried egg has 152mg of potassium.

Antioxidants and Phytonutrients

carotenoids

Carotenoids are micronutrients commonly found in plants and some animal products. An example is beta-carotene, the notable carotenoid which is a popular source of Vitamin A.[4][5]

For specific types of carotenoids, both fried egg and beets contain significant amounts of beta-carotene.

Fried Egg Beets
beta-carotene 35 UG 20 UG
lutein + zeaxanthin 543 UG ~

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, fried egg has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and DHA than beet per 100 grams.

Fried Egg Beets
alpha linoleic acid 0.137 G 0.005 G
DHA 0.063 G ~
DPA 0.007 G ~
Total 0.207 G 0.005 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, fried egg has more linoleic acid than beet per 100 grams.

Fried Egg Beets
other omega 6 0.019 G ~
linoleic acid 2.781 G 0.055 G
Total 2.8 G 0.055 G



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Note: The specific food items compared are: Fried Egg (Egg, whole, cooked, fried) and Beets (Beets, raw) .

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