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Poultry Vs. Beef

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Is poultry healthier than beef? If fat is an issue, there are cuts of beef every bit as lean as poultry.

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Not necessarily. An ounce of beef has more B12, zinc, and iron than an ounce of poultry.

Take note of these comparisons for 3.5-ounce, uncooked portions of the following meats:

  • Sirloin steak, choice
  • Total Fat grams: 7.2
  • Saturated Fat grams: 2.8
  • Cholesterol milligrams: 89

Beef and poultry with and without skin

  • Chicken, skin on, light and dark meat
  • Total Fat grams:13.6
  • Saturated Fat grams: 3.8
  • Cholesterol milligrams: 88

  • Turkey, packaged ground
  • Total Fat grams: 12.8
  • Saturated Fat grams: 4.5
  • Cholesterol milligrams: 90

Source: Bowes and Church's Food Values of Portions Commonly Used

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