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Eggs which are easily available and provide number of essential nutrients including protein, vitamins, riboflavin and selenium. Some will prefer eating Boiled Egg while some prefer to eat Half-Boiled Egg. But many of us interested to know which is best to eat – Boiled or Half-Boiled Egg?. Below explains some of pros and cons for both of them.

Boiled Egg:


  • Those whose are conscious of fat and calories can discard Egg Yolk and consume only Egg White which contains about 4 grams of protein, 17 calories, no cholesterol/fat. While a whole Boiled egg consists of 6.3 gms of protein, 78 calories, 5.3 gms of fat. So you can choose either to eat a whole egg or only egg white based on your diet plan.
  • In Boiled Egg you can eat only Yolk though contain cholesterol is fully loaded with nutrients including bioflavonoids and brain fats. Brian fats include phosphatidylcholine and sulphur which are required for your brain development.
  • Egg yolk compresses cholesterol levels because it has lecithin
  • Eating an Egg may fulfil your hunger and refuels your body.
  • Boiled Egg supplies a vital vitamin B12 which helps function nervous system, turn the calories from your food into energy with formation of red blood cells.
  • Contains Vitamin A,D,B6,E and minerals such as zinc, selenium, folate, iron, copper which are good for eyes, skin, teeth and bones. Also helps in reproduction and breast-feeding.
  • When egg boiled with shell are unlikely to cause certain infections like salmonella because the bacteria will be killed while cooking


  • One egg contains 186 mg of cholesterol, which might increase cholesterol levels when eating regularly.
  • Consuming eggs daily increase your blood-cholesterol levels which may cause heart disease
  • Consuming eggs can be avoided in case of allergic

Half-Boiled Egg:


  • Half Boiled Egg contains about 5.51g of Protein, 68 calories with 4.65g of Fat
  • Provides Essential nutrients and proteins for a day
  • Eating half boiled egg don’t diminish nutrients because it is not overcooked.
  • Half boiled eggs don’t separate the blue-green sulphur unlike hard boiled eggs.
  • Half boiled eggs are taken as a healthy low calorie snack which is best for your diet with less calories when compared to fully boiled egg
  • Eggs contain carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals so half boiled egg never kills the essential ingredients and keeps it intact.


  • Half cooked egg may contain the bacteria that causes infections and food poisoning.
  • Not recommended for people who have a weak immune system.
  • Shouldn’t be consumed by pregnant women, children or elderly with vulnerable immune system.
  • Half boiled egg keeps the egg white cooked while the yolk is only partially cooked which has a runny structure.

Though both options have their own pros and cons, consuming boiled egg seems to have more advantages than consuming half boiled egg.


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