Nutritional Values of Commonly Used Ketogenic Foods

I’ve had a number of emails and requests from patient’s to locate a source for fat percentages and protein contents of various foods as they prepare and follow a ketogenic lifestyle.  I’ve looked all over, however, nothing easy and concise has made itself readily available, and there hasn’t been a simple one page tool at your fingertips . . .

Hopefully, this list will start to fill that gap.  Use the list to calculate protein and fat levels as needed.  Let me know if I can add to the list or if there are foods you commonly use that I’ve missed.  Keep the ketones up and your waistline down!

Nutritional Values of Common Ketogenic Foods:

Food:                                                                       Protein Contents:                                Fat Contents:

Steak (Ribeye) –                                                      65 grams per 8 oz.                                 49%

Steak (Top or Bottom Round) –                             23 grams per 3 oz.                                  33%

Ground Beef (75% Lean) –                                      22 grams per 3 oz.                                 55%

Pork Chop (boneless) –                                            26 grams per 3 oz.                                15%

Ham –                                                                      17 grams per 3.5 oz.                              12%

Bacon (grilled) –                                                      22 grams per 3.5 oz.                               75%

Sausage (beef) –                                                     14 grams per 3.5 oz.                              79%

Sausage (pork) –                                                     17 grams per 3.5 oz.                              75%

Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless) –                     24 grams per 3 oz.                                  18%

Turkey Breast –                                                       24 grams per 3 oz.                                  15%

Yellowfin Tuna –                                                     25 grams per 3 oz.                                  10%

Light Tuna –                                                             22 grams per 3 oz.                                 8%

Halibut –                                                                  23 grams per 3 oz.                                  19%

Sockeye Salmon –                                                   23 grams per 3 oz.                                  22%

Tilapia –                                                                   21 grams per 3 oz.                                  13%

Deli Meats:

Roast Beef –                                                            18 grams per 3 oz.                                  16%

Canadian bacon –                                                    15 grams per 3 oz.                                  33%

Pepperoni –                                                             18 grams per 3 oz.                                  83%

Roast Turkey Breast –                                             18 grams per 3 oz.                                  15%

Snacks:

Beef Jerky (Jack Links) –                                          13 grams per 1 oz.                                9%

Peanut Butter (Peter Pan Crunchy) –                      8 grams per 2 tbsp.                                76%

Mixed Nuts –                                                           6 grams per 2 oz.                                    79%

Almonds, raw –                                                       6 grams per 1 oz.                                    66%

Walnuts, raw –                                                        4 grams per 1 oz.                                    85%

Sunflower seeds, raw –                                          6 grams per 1 oz.                                    76%

Tofu –                                                                      12 grams per 3 oz.                                  30%

Greek Yogurt –                                                        23 grams per 8 oz.                                  0%

Cheeses:

Swiss Cheese –                                                        24 grams per 3 oz.                                  66%

Cream Cheese –                                                      11 grams per 3.5 oz.                               79%

Ricotta cheese –                                                      10 grams per 3.5 oz.                               63%

Cheddar cheese –                                                    24.6 grams per 3.5 oz.                            74%

Eggs –                                                                      6 grams per 1 large egg                         60%

(Adapted from http://www.caloriecount.com)

A printable PDF copy of this information is available here:

Nutritional Value of Common Foods.

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals –  that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him.  Hopefully, these posts are adding to your stable ideals.

3 Comments on “Nutritional Values of Commonly Used Ketogenic Foods

  1. Thank you! This information is very helpful, particularly as fresh animal protein does not generally come with nutritional lables. You may wish to check the title of the pdf document produced by clicking the link

    Nutritional Value of Common Foods.

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