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Meat, poultry and fish

  • Many foods contain protein. The following charts give examples of protein content in meat, poultry and fish:

    Food

    Serving size

    Protein grams

    bacon

    3 slices

    6

    beef (ground, lean)

    3 ounces

    21

    chicken breast (cooked)

    3 ounces

    26

    cod (Atlantic)

    3 ounces

    19

    haddock (smoked)

    3 ounces

    21

    ham (meat only, roasted)

    3 ounces

    21

    hot dog (beef)

    1 each

    7

    pork (ground)

    3 ounces

    22

    salmon (Atlantic)

    3 ounces

    22

    sausage link (pork/beef)

    1 link

    9

    shrimp (fresh)

    3 ounces

    17

    tuna (canned, light)

    3 ounces

    22

    turkey (light meat)

    3 ounces

    25

    turkey (ground)

    3 ounces

    23

    Not all foods are listed. Please read food labels to check actual protein content and serving sizes.