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Veal Nutrition

Put simply, veal is a nutritional power source. Recent USDA data reveals that a 3 oz. serving of cooked, trimmed veal provides less than 10% of the calories recommended for a 2,000 calorie diet. At the same time, veal delivers more than 10% of the daily values for protein, zinc, niacin, as well as vitamin B-12 and B-6. Protein and B-vitamins help us increase our energy levels. Zinc maintains immune function and plays a key role in growth and cognitive development. See nutritional information below.

Veal Nutritional Profile*

Percent of Standard for Recommended Dietary Intake (US RDA)

Calories 166 8%
Total Fat 5.6g 8%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 76mg 2%
Protein 27g 2%
Iron 1.0mg 6%
Zinc 4.3mg 29%
Thiamin 0.05mg 3%
Niacin 1.4mg 23%
B-12 1.4mg 23%
B-6 0.26mg 4%

* This chart is a profile of veal’s nutrient content for a 3 oz. cooked, trimmed serving. Percentages of the recommended dietary intake are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Composite of all retail cuts.

Cut Calories Without Sacrifice

Veal is not only nutritious but a great way to cut calories. In fact, a standard 3 oz. portion of many veal dishes is less than 400 calories, or 20% of a 2,000 calorie daily allotment. Put veal on your weekly menu and discover that eating nutritious can be delicious too.

Leanest Cuts of Meat

Cut (3oz., Roasted, Lean Only)

Calories Grams of Total Fat
Top Round 128 2.9
Leg Cutlet 128 2.9
Arm Steak 139 4.9
Sirloin Steak 143 5.9
Loin Chop 149 5.9
Rib Chop 151 6.3

Source: Cattlemen’s Beef Board, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 

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