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How much cholesterol is in common foods?

What is the safe range of cholesterol intake?

Thanks

Gordon

Answer:

Dear Gordon,

The safe range of cholesterol intake is 200-400 milligrams per day.

The following is a list of common food and the milligrams of cholesterol that contains :

 

FOOD
CHOLESTEROL MILLIGRAMS
BEEF LIVER, FRIED
3 OUNCE
410
BEEF NOODLE SOUP, CANNED
1 CUP
5
BEEF STEAK, SIRLOIN, BROIL, LEAN
2.5 OUNCE
64
BUTTER, UNSALTED
1/2 CUP
247
CHEDDAR CHEESE
1 CUBIC INCH
18
CHICKEN CHOW MEIN, HOME RECIPE
1 CUP
75
CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP, CANNED
1 CUP
7
CHICKEN, ROASTED, BREAST
3.0 OUNCE
73
CRABMEAT, CANNED
1 CUP
135
EGGS, COOKED, FRIED
1 EGG
211
ICE CREAM, VANLLA, REGULAR 11%
1/2 GALON
476
LAMB, CHOPS, LOIN, BROIL, LEAN
2.3 OUNCE
60
MILK, WHOLE, 3.3% FAT
1 CUP
33
OCEAN PERCH, BREADED, FRIED
1 FILLET
66
OYSTERS, RAW
1 CUP
120
PORK FRESH RIB, ROASTED, LEAN
2.5 OUNCE
56
SALMON, BAKED, RED
3 OUNCE
60
SARDINES, ATLNTC, CANNED, OIL, DRAINED
3 OUNCE
85
SHRIMP, CANNED, DRAINED
3 OUNCE
128
TURKEY, ROASTED, LIGHT + DARK
1 CUP
106
VEAL RIB, MEDIUM FAT, ROASTED
3 OUNCE
109


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