19% Meat Protein
Just curious why a box frozen chicken breasts from Costco says 19% Meat Protein on the front. The ingredients list chicken, salt and water and 19 grams of protein per 100 grams and 0 carbs. I can't seem to find a definitive answer online?
Because chicken is the meat, and 19/100 is 19%?
Yeah, it's telling you that it's 19% protein by weight. Most of the rest is water and probably a miniscule bit of fat.
Meat isn't all protein. It's protein, fat, water, sometimes sinew.
An ounce of chicken breast has about 6 grams of protein (depending on what source you use).
100 grams is about 3.5 oz.
3.5 oz x 6 grams of protein/oz = 21 grams of protein, so if it's boneless, skinless, that would be 21 grams of protein per 100 grams of meat. Which is 21% - close enough to 19%.
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I always wondered what the rest of meat was that wasn't carb, fat or protein.
Tried adding up numbers from nutrition labels and it always came up short. I guess there's a long list of "Misc" that explains it.
Mostly water though.
Originally Posted by MEversbergII
Oh. Duh. That makes sense.
Originally Posted by RichMahogany