Are Eggs Dairy?

Eggs are often found in the dairy section at the supermarket alongside milk, butter and cheese. But are eggs dairy?

Eggs are often found in the dairy section at the supermarket alongside milk, butter and cheese. But are eggs dairy?

The Short Answer

No, eggs are not dairy.

The Long Answer

Is this something that people actually think? I suppose I can see where the confusion originates. Eggs are almost always found in the dairy section of supermarkets. Because of this, many people have mistakenly decided that this versatile chicken by-product is actually dairy.

Dairy is defined as, “milk, or products made from or containing milk.”

Eggs contain no milk whatsoever and are the unfertilized egg of a chicken. There is absolutely no dairy present in an egg.

That being said, cheese on eggs is one of my all time favorite combinations.

So, don’t be fooled by their placement in supermarket aisles. Eggs are 100% NOT dairy!

What is your favorite way to eat eggs? Scrambled, deviled, or maybe as part of Eggs Benedict? There’s so many good options!

Eggs Benedict

Are Eggs Dairy?
Are Eggs Dairy?

Kevin Kessler

Kevin J. Kessler is an experienced professional writer and published author living in Orlando, Florida. With a lifelong passion for food, this sandwich loving Italian boy enjoys exploring unanswered questions about the foods we all know and love so well. Kevin’s foodie lifestyle was born through his love of Walt Disney World and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. A lover of stories, he enjoys trying new dishes from all over the world and learning everything there is to know about where food comes from, how its prepared, and what variations on it exist.