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What are medium-fat meats?

Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
Medium fat meats contain up to 15% fat. This is the highest fat-content beef, and what we typically purchase just because we may not read the label. I often hear that my clients believe grass-fed beef is leaner, but they are sadly mistaken.
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Medium fat meats contain from 4-7 grams of fat per ounce. Whereas lean meat contains 0-3 grams and high fat meat contains 8 grams or more/serving. Meats that fall into a medium fat group are ground beef, short ribs, lamb rib roast, pork roast, and chicken with the skin. Recommendations are to select lean cuts of meat to help keep the saturated fat and cholesterol down in your diet.

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