Eggs are also graded by size.Table 24.1 gives the minimum weight per dozen (including shell) according to size category. Note that each size differs from the next by 3 ounces or 85 grams.

Most food service operations use large eggs, and recipes in most books are based on this size.

Minimum Weight per Dozen

Size U.S. Metric


30 oz

850 g


27 oz

765 g


24 oz

680 g


21 oz

595 g


18 oz

510 g


15 oz

425 g

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