DID YOU KNOW??

Dr. James Allen Watrous, Ph.D.

How does a 1/2 pound (8 ounces) of different meats break down according to Protein, and Fat?  There are no carbohydrates in meats.

NOTE: 1/2 lb. = 8 oz. = 227 g

Meats

Generic

Protein

grams

Fat

grams

Total

Cal

Protein

Cal

Fat

Cal

%

Fat Cal

 

Chicken (breast, no skin)

71

9

365

284

84

22

Chicken (breast, skin)

71

18

446

284

162

36

Turkey (breast, no skin)

69

2

294

276

18

6

Turkey (breast, skin)

69

7

339

276

63

19

Halibut

62

7

311

248

63

20

Salmon

61

25

469

244

225

48

Tuna

69

2

294

276

18

6

Hamburger (extra lean)

66

50

714

264

450

63

Round Steak, select (lean)

66

30

534

264

270

51

Ham *

48

18

354

192

162

46

Bacon *

58

150

1582

232

1350

85

Lamb (leg)

64

25

381

156

225

59

 

COMPARE Two Non-meat Extremes -

Pinto Beans (8 ounces)

plus 59g (236 Cal ) of carbohydrates

18

2

326

72

18

6

 

Peanut Butter (8 ounces)

plus 43g (172 Cal ) of carbohydrates

(for Natural Laura Scudder's)

56

114

1418

227

1022

72

* Contain more than 2,200 mg of Salt.

{One ounce (28.4g) [about 1 & 1/3 Tablespoons] of Oil, Butter, Margarine, or Lard equals 256 Calories.  However, the cholesterol and the ratio of unsaturated to saturated for these different fats varies greatly.}


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