Posted by: mani | 2004/03/04

Calorie Index

Hi Doc,
I want to make the other's in my Family as well as myself become more Aware of the Calorie Content in Meals such as Ckicken,Mutton Curries Or Breyani's.
Is there a Sort of Food Index t which will specify the Amount of Calories found in different Types of Food.
Thanks for All the Excellent Advice given for above Topics.

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Dear Mani
Thank you for your kind words. If you click on 'Diet' and 'Calorie Corner' then you can get a guideline for the energy content of standard portions of such foods. The SA Food Tables list the following contents for such foods per 100g cooked:
Chicken curry: 219 kcal or 915 kJ, 12,6g fat, 78 mg cholesterol
Mutton curry: 196 kcal or 824 kJ, 12,5 g fat, 58 mg cholesterol
Biryani (made with rice & lentils, but no potato or meat): 154 kcal or 647 kJ, 4.6g fat, 0 mg cholesterol. If meat, esp fatty meat is added to the biryani then these values would increase.
Hope this helps
Best regards

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