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Protein Foods - A Comparison of Protein Foods

The table below compares the nutrient content of major protein foods within the New Zealand diet.  New Zealanders obtain the greatest amount of protein from beef and lamb, but less than 10% fat.  Beef and lamb are also the most commonly eaten sources of zinc and vitamin B12 and contribute a significant amount of more easily used haem iron.

Sources of haem iron

Sources of non-haem iron:

Reference: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th edition, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9864540-1-1

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