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Cholesterol Content in Typical Recipe Ingredients

Part of the Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To help you budget your cholesterol quota for the day, refer to this list of cholesterol amounts, in milligrams (mg), in common recipe ingredients. Check with your doctor to determine your ideal daily cholesterol amount, so you'll better know how to plan your meals.

  • Almonds (most recommended) and all nuts, any amount: 0 mg

  • Beef, broiled lean ground, 3.5 ounces: 87 mg

  • Broccoli (most recommended) and all vegetables, any amount: 0 mg

  • Chicken breast, roasted skinless, 3.5 ounces: 85 mg

  • Eggs, large: 213 mg

  • Milk, lowfat 2%, 8 fluid ounces: 18 mg

  • Parmesan cheese, grated, 1 tablespoon: 4 mg

  • Olive oil and other vegetable oils, any amount: 0 mg

  • Salmon, poached, 3 ounces: 42 mg

  • Yogurt, lowfat, 8 ounces: 14 mg

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