Which meat has more protein?
If you're looking to get the most protein per bite, you need to add these three meats to your grocery list today!
- Boneless Pork Tenderloin. Protein Power: 26 g per 3 oz. ( cooked) serving.
- Turkey and Chicken Breast. Protein Power: 24 g per 3 oz. ( cooked) serving.
- Steak Round (Top or Bottom) Protein Power: 23 g per 3 oz. (
A skinless, cooked chicken breast (172 grams) contains 54 grams of protein. This is equal to 31 grams of protein per 100 grams (3). A chicken breast also has 284 calories, or 165 calories per 100 grams. 80% of the calories comes from protein, while 20% comes from fat (3).
- Quick Look at Grams of Protein in Meat, Chicken, and Fish. An ounce of meat or skinless poultry has approximately 7 grams of protein when cooked, or 6 grams of protein per ounce for portions weighed before cooking.
- Cooked yellowfin tuna has 26 grams of protein in a 3-ounce serving. Three ounces of canned light tuna in oil offers slightly less – nearly 25 grams. The same amount of canned tuna in water contains closer to 20 grams of protein.
- Wondering exactly how much protein you should be consuming each day? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which is the minimum amount you need to be healthy, is 0.8 grams per kilogram (0.36 grams per pound) of body weight per day—46 grams for an average woman.
Raising the amount of meat proteins reduced fat and fluid losses in beef [when cooked]. Basically, if you see something that says 14%, 18%, 20% etc. "meat protein" the company is telling you that the original meat has been altered and only that percentage is the amount of animal proteins present in the new product.
- Grilled chicken is great. It's simple, it's easy, it's nutritious and it's versatile. Still, not all of the fat in chicken skin is good fat, and it does add calories, so if you're trying to go for a super-lean meal, skinless chicken is better. Grill some vegetables alongside your chicken for a very healthy meal.
- There are 321 calories in 7 ounces of boneless, cooked, skinless Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten).
- Five ounces of roasted chicken breast have 44 grams of protein. If dark meat is more your taste, you'll still get 36.5 grams of protein from 5 ounces of cooked thigh meat. Drumsticks are another way to go. Five ounces of baked drumstick meat have nearly 40 grams of protein.
Updated: 2nd October 2019