Cholesterol in Foods

Food Portion Cholesterol (mg.)
Animal Internal Organs
Pig liver 100g 368
Pig intestine 100g 150
Pig kidney 100g 480
Pig brain 100g 2530
Pork tripe 100g 150
Pig heart 100g 296
Meat
Beef 100g 65
Fatty beef 100g 99
Beef ribs 100g 140
Pork 100g 79
Spare ribs 100g 105
Chicken breast 100g 68
Chicken thighs 1 piece 62
Lamb 100g 70
Duck 100g 89
Pigeon 100g 90
Sausage 100g 150
Abalone 100g 72
Tinned abalone 100g 103-170
Mussel 100g 48
Clams 100g 57
Oyster 6 pieces 46
Scallop 100g 63
Clams 100g 65
Cuttlefish 100g 248
Crab meat 100g 100
Squid 100g 231
Lobster 100g 85
Crab meat 100g 100
Shrimp 100g 154
Grass carp 100g 81
Pompret fish 100g 80
Yellow fish 100g 79
Jelly fish 100g 16
Sea cucumber 100g 0
Fast Food
BBQ pork rice 1 bowl 44
Spare ribs rice 1 bowl 64
Beef with ho fun 1 dish 50
Fried chicken wing 1 piece 26
Pizza 1 piece 30
Butter toast 1 piece 119
Egg tart 1 piece 67
Cake 1 piece 66
Hamburger 1 piece 37
Big Mac 1 piece 100
Filet-o-fish 1 piece 50
Sausage McMuffin 1 piece 270
Milkshake 1 glass 30
French frie 1 small pack 12
Dim Sum
Pork dumpling 1 piece 6
Steamed meatball 1 piece 20
Steamed spare ribs 1 piece 16
Shrimp dumpling 1 piece 11
Spring roll 1 piece 36
Taro root dumpling 1 piece 2.9
Beed rice roll 1 roll 8
Chicken roll 1 piece 15
Shark din dumpling 1 piece 20
Chicken rice roll 1 piece 11
Milk & Dairy
Cream 100g 140
Cheese 100g 100
Butter 100g 260
Margarine 100g 0
Milk 100g 13
Ice cream 100g 45
Egg
Egg 1 piece(50g) 266
Egg yolk 1 piece 266
Egg white 1 piece 0
Quail egg 1 piece(11g) 74
Quail egg yolk 1 piece 74
Quail egg white 1 piece 0
Duck egg 1 piece 619
Fat
Chicken fat 100g 74
Lard 100g 56
Vegetable oil 100g 0
More
Vegetable (e.g. cabbage, choi-sum) 100g 0
Marrow (e.g. cucumber, tomato) 100g 0
Fruit (e.g. orange, watermelon) 100g 0
Grains (e.g. rice, bread) 100g 0

Suggestion: Balanced diet is the key to control the cholesterol level


  • Daily intake of cholesterol should less than 200 mg.
  • Choose the lean meats (including fish, lean pork & poultry without fat/skin). The daily intake should not excess 200 g.
  • Do not take more than 3 egg yolks per week.
  • Avoid saturated fat which can be converted to cholesterol and store in your body.
  • Avoid high-sugar food, soft drinks & alcoholic drinks if you have a high level of triglycerides.