Cholesterol Content in Typical Recipe Ingredients

Part of Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

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

Most people are advised to keep their dietary cholesterol intake to between 20 milligrams and 300 milligrams per day.

  • Almonds, walnuts, and macadamias (most recommended), and all other nuts, any amount: 0 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Beef, stewed extra-lean minced, per 100 grams: 75 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Broccoli (most recommended) and all vegetables, any amount: 0 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Chicken breast, roast, skinless, per 100 grams: 82 milligrams.

  • Eggs, large: 213 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Milk, semi-skimmed, per 100 millilitres: 6 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Parmesan cheese, grated, per 1 tablespoon: 4 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Olive oil and other vegetable oils, any amount: 0 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Salmon, grilled, per 100 grams: 60 milligrams cholesterol.

  • Yogurt, low-fat, per 100grams: 1 milligram cholesterol.