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# What percentage of an average chicken egg's weight is shell?

Question #77763. Asked by miffy42. (Mar 24 07 10:44 AM)

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11 % http://www.sizes.com/food/chicken_eggs.htm

 Mar 24 07, 3:27 PM
zbeckabee

An average-sized egg weighs approximately 57 grams (about 2 ounces). Of this weight, the shell constitutes 11 percent; the white, 58 percent; and the yolk, 31 percent. Normally, these proportions do not vary appreciably for small or large eggs.

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/eggs/res16-egg.html

 Mar 24 07, 6:39 PM

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