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Lagniappe: An Egg Yolk Contains 210 mg of Cholesterol

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Whether you’re on a diet or just trying to be health Dr. Rachel Reitan wants you to record how much cholesterol you eat tomorrow.

She says a person should only eat 200 milligrams of cholesterol each day. But that can be hard, given that one egg yolk already contains more than that.

Cholesterol Content of Foods

2% Milk, 1 cup = 10 mg

Butter, 1 tsp = 11 mg

Egg, 1 = 210 mg

Salmon, 3.5 oz, = 63 mg

Oysters, 3.5 oz = 55 mg

Shrimp, 3.5 oz = 194 mg

Ground Beef, 3.5 oz = 78 mg

Sirloin, 3.5 oz = 89 mg

Chicken (no skin), 3.5 oz = 85 mg

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