• Meat Gets Nutrition Labels

      By Shawn Radcliffe Men's Fitness

      If you’ve ever stood in the supermarket meat aisle and wondered whether beef tenderloin or top round beef is healthier, the government has your back. Starting on March 1, 40 popular cuts of meat and poultry are required to carry new nutrition fact labels.

      These labels, similar to the ones that already exist on other types of processed foods, will provide consumers with additional information on the nutritional content, such as calories, total and saturated fat, protein, cholesterol, and sodium.

      Meats that carry a lean percentage statement—such as “80% lean”—will also need to list the fat percentage. Not only will this give you a better idea of the protein and fat content of the meat, you will also be able to test your math skills.

      The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which created the new rule, hopes the labels will help consumers select the best foods for a healthy diet.

      "More and more, busy American families want nutritional information that they can quickly and easily understand," the Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement on the USDA website.

      The ruling affects ground, chopped and raw cuts of meat and poultry. Ground or chopped cuts—such as hamburger or ground turkey—will carry the nutrition facts on the labels. Raw cuts—such as whole or boneless chicken breasts, or whole beef cuts like tenderloin steak—will either carry the nutrition facts on the label or be available in the store.

      As for which cuts of meat and poultry are healthier. For beef, “round” cuts are lowest in fat. For poultry, white meat has less fat than dark meat.

      Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition...trition-labels
      Comments 6 Comments
      1. swollen87's Avatar
        swollen87 -
        If somethin is 80% lean... what else could the other 20% be ?
      1. mikeinks's Avatar
        mikeinks -
        12% fat and 8% water maybe... I don't know.
      1. morry's Avatar
        morry -
        Originally Posted by swollen87 View Post
        If somethin is 80% lean... what else could the other 20% be ?
        20% testicles...
      1. swollen87's Avatar
        swollen87 -
        Originally Posted by morry View Post
        20% testicles...
        lol NOT IF THEY WAS JUICIN.... 5% testicles... fock a hcg

        but seriously tho... what could it be, ive never seen a label list water as an ingredient

        80% lean
        10% fat
        10% other

      1. mTmatthews51's Avatar
        mTmatthews51 -
        Yeah I'd say water or blood.
        Never thought about it tho
      1. grngoloco's Avatar
        grngoloco -
        Water, added salt, coloring, nitrates ... you'd be surprised what places add to their meats to make a few more cents per sale
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