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Quail, a small, gallinaceous game bird of the partridge family, the Coturnix coturnix in Europe and the Colinus, including the bobwhite, in America. This bird contains a very high amount of protein, iron, and niacin, as well as good amounts of phosphorus, copper, thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin B-6.

Caloric Content

Calories: 780
Protein:79.4 gm
Carbohydrates: 0 gm
Fiber: 0 gm
Total fats:48.8 gm
Saturated fats:13.7 gm
Unsaturated fats: 29 gm
Cholesterol: - mg

1. 1 pound, 405 grams

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A: 9855000 IU
Thiamine:.988 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:1.05 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:2.43 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: - 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin:30.5 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: - 10 mg
Folic acid: 30 400 mcg
Vitamin C:24.6 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU

1. 1 pound, 405 grams

Mineral Content

Calcium: 521000 mg
Copper: 2.05 2 mg
Iron: 16 18 mg
Magnesium: - 400 mg
Manganese: - n/a mg
Phosphorus:11121000 mg
Potassium: 874 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 215 n/a mg
Zinc: - 15 mg

1. 1 pound, 405 grams

Amino Acid Content

Tryptophan:1.16 gm
Threonine:3.82 gm
Isoleucine:4.10 gm
Leucine:6.53 gm
Lysine:6.66 gm
Methionine: 2.39 gm
Cysteine:1.37 gm
Phenylalanine:3.34 gm
Tyrosine:3.43 gm
Valine:4.18 gm
Arginine:5.18 gm
Histidine:2.82 gm
Alanine:5.10 gm
Aspartic acid:6.69 gm
Glutamic acid:10.2 gm
Glycine:6.24 gm
Proline:3.50 gm
Serine:3.79 gm

1. 1 pound, 405 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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