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Pheasant, any of several long tailed gallinaceous game fowl, especially the Phasianus colchicus in Britain and the tufted grouse in the United States. This bird provides large amounts of protein, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B-6. It contains less lipids and calories than chicken.

Caloric Content

Calories: 670
Protein:84.2 gm
Carbohydrates: 0 gm
Fiber: 0 gm
Total fats: 34.4 gm
Saturated fats: 10 gm
Unsaturated fats:20.4 gm
Cholesterol: - mg

1. 371 grams

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A: 6555000 IU
Thiamine:.267 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.531 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:2.46 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12:2.85 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin:23.8 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid:3.44 10 mg
Folic acid: - 400 mcg
Vitamin C:19.6 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU

1. 371 grams

Mineral Content

Calcium: 461000 mg
Copper:.241 2 mg
Iron: 4.25 18 mg
Magnesium: 72 400 mg
Manganese:.063 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 794 1000 mg
Potassium: 900 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 150 n/a mg
Zinc:3.57 15 mg

1. 371 grams

Amino Acid Content

Tryptophan:1.12 gm
Threonine:4.11 gm
Isoleucine:4.55 gm
Leucine:6.93 gm
Lysine:7.47 gm
Methionine: 2.38 gm
Cysteine:1.13 gm
Phenylalanine:3.25 gm
Tyrosine:2.68 gm
Valine:4.56 gm
Arginine:5.24 gm
Histidine:3.20 gm
Alanine:5.23 gm
Aspartic acid:8.11 gm
Glutamic acid:12.2 gm
Glycine:4.56 gm
Proline:3.48 gm
Serine: 3.60 gm

1. 371 grams


Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1984.

United States Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods: Poultry Products-Raw-Processed-Prepared. Washington D.C. 1979.


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