- 02-24-2009, 03:28 PM
- 02-24-2009, 03:29 PM
02-24-2009, 08:31 PM
02-24-2009, 08:34 PM
true, but when i am doing the volume food for day to day, the ability to make up 5lbs of beef at once and store it in the fridge a week is worth more to me than enjoying it
03-02-2009, 10:45 PM
03-02-2009, 11:10 PM
03-02-2009, 11:38 PM
The USDA figures one of the leanest beef cuts to be double bone sirloin steak.
A 12 oz sirloin, dry broiled and trimmed, yields 6.6 oz of meat, including 1.8 oz of fat. When you exclude the 107 grams of water content (57%) which has 0 calories, the lean meat left is 61 grams. The fat left is 19 grams including 9 grams of saturated fat. Lean meat (protein) is 4 calories per gram, fat is 9 calories per gram..so this works out as:
Fat - 19 grams x 9 calories=171 calories=41%
Protein - 61 grams x 4 calories=244 calories=59%
Total - 415 calories
So...one of the best lean cuts is still 41 % fat. 19.5 % saturated fat. That's way above the government health reccommendations of 30 % total fat, 10% saturated fat. All other cuts of beef are even fattier. Pork is worse.
Note: The book is a few years old so those government reccomendations may have changed. Hope this tidbit provides some insight and something to ponder on.
03-03-2009, 12:51 AM
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