Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sirloin steak

Red meats differ massively in their fat content depending on the animal, and the parts of the animal, they are derived from. Popular wisdom tells us that white meat has less fat than red meat, however there are some cuts of red meat that are extremely low in fat, of which sirloin steak wins the prize.

Provided you trim all the fat from it, 100 grammes of grilled sirloin steak contains 135 calories, 23.5g protein and 4.5g fat. The same weight of chicken breast fillet yields 126 calories, 25.1g protein, 1.2g carbohydrates and 2.3g fat.

And lean red meat has other benefits as well, it a rich source of iron, vitamin B12 and zinc. It's also low in sodium and cholesterol.

Oh, and it tastes fantastic!