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Discover the calories meat according to its pieces

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Meat is an excellent source of animal protein and calories, with a balanced amino acid composition. They represent on average 20% of the total weight of the product. What about meat calories according to the pieces, this is what we will see together.

With the most meat calories

Red meats contain more fat than the so-called “white” meats, and are therefore very caloric. For example, beef ribs. A 100-gram portion contains more than 350 calories (29 grams of fat). Beef shank, on the other hand, contains 161 calories per 100 grams. This is one of the lowest fat cuts. We can also mention the pork ribs. This cut has about 330 calories per 100 grams. If you are trying to lose weight, it is better to opt for roast pork or pork tenderloin, which contain 159 and 143 calories per 100 grams respectively.

The least caloric

The turkey is definitely low in calories, with about 120 kcal/100 grams. Turkey is also low in fat, saturated fatty acids and cholesterol. It is a lean meat, which means that it contains less than 10% fat. Thus, turkey meat is also very rich in protein, which allows us to feel full over the long term.

For beef lovers, you can opt for the tenderloin. It is a piece of red meat that is perfect for not going overboard: very tasty, it is a piece of meat that is cooked in one piece rather than cut into thin slices. However, be careful not to overuse the butter and prefer to grill it.

Calories table

Bavette100g194 kcal
Boeuf100g171 kcal
Steack haché100g241 kcal
Côte de boeuf100g404 kcal
Côte de veau100g237 kcal
Entrecôte100g217 kcal
Filet de veau100g189 kcal
Onglet100g171 kcal
Ris de veau100g319 kcal
Veau100g282 kcal
Emincé de veau100g143 kcal
Rôti de veau100g175 kcal
Filet mignon100g207 kcal
Jarret de veau100g177 kcal

We interviewed a breeder,

Hello Pascal. From a nutritional and calorie point of view, what are the recommended beef cuts?

From a nutritional point of view, we can’t say that one piece is better than another. Whether it’s pan-fried or grilled like rump steak or simmered like chuck.Some are less fatty than others but all are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals

Concrete examples?

Whether you take 100g of a piece of meat to be simmered or pan-fried like flank steak, these 100g will cover 30 to 40% of an adult’s protein requirements

In conclusion, all beef cuts have their nutritional value. Thank you Pascal !

As a reminder and according to Interbev, the National Interprofessional Association of Livestock and Meat, founded in 1979, 100g of cooked roast beef provides :

  • 45% of the daily reference intake of protein
  • 20% of the daily reference intake of iron
  • 55% of the daily reference intake of zinc
  • 50% of the daily reference intake of vitamin B12

Meat is also a major source of vitamins PP, B6 and especially vitamin B12 which is exclusively present in animal products. All cuts of meat from tripe products are rich in vitamin B12: 100 g are enough to cover 50 to 100% of the recommended nutritional intake (RNI).