Cholesterol

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A substance found in animal fats, meat, and eggs that functions as a membrane constituent in the body and a precursor of steroid hormones. Elevated levels in the blood are a leading cause of health problems such as arteriosclerosis and heart disease. The amount of cholesterol found in processed foods is listed on the package in milligrams per serving. This is important because the amount of cholesterol varies widely between different food products. Many types of non-animal foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and red wine along with vitamin C and E act as antioxidants to help reduce the cholesterol level in the blood.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Calories688
Protein0g
Total Fat77g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium14mg
Sodium486mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories333
Protein0g
Total Fat33g
Total Carbohydrates6g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Potassium67mg
Sodium733mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories390
Protein0g
Total Fat33g
Total Carbohydrates23g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars6g
Potassium9mg
Sodium711mg
Cholesterol0mg

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