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Burgers, Anyone?
I don't know of anyone who doesn't enjoy burgers now and again, especially those juicy quarter-pound burgers! If you're trying to watch your diet, however, how do you know which type of meat you should use?

Believe it or not, substituting commercially ground chicken or turkey may not be the best choice, as it often contains skin and added fat. The Mayo Clinic has provided a useful comparison table, based on 6 ounces of raw meat (6 oz. raw = ¼ lb. cooked). For this, and other useful nutritional information, visit their site at http://www.MayoClinic.com .

Nutritional Analysis
Hamburger
Lean Ground Beef
Extra-Lean Ground Beef
Regular Ground Turkey
Ground Turkey Breast
Calories
285
270
250
215
150
Fat (grams)
21
19
16
13
3
% Calories from fat
65
63
56
54
18
% Polyunsaturated
6
7
13
17
6
% Saturated
28
26
19
17
6
% Monounsaturated
31
30
28
20
6
Cholesterol (mg)
110
90
85
90
65
Sodium (mg)
85
75
70
95
70
Protein (g)
24
25
26
24
30
Carbohydrates (g)
0
0
0
0
0
Fiber (g)
0
0
0
0
0
©2001 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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