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Welcome to the Cholesterol and nutrition section of the site. The complete nutrition and vitamin database of over 7000 foods has been sorted based on the amount of Cholesterol, giving a list of Cholesterol Rich Foods.

We have a list of the top 50 foods with a high content of Cholesterol ranging from Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, simmered through to Chicken, broilers or fryers, giblets, cooked, fried.

Click a food item from the list below, for example Veal, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, braised. In this food example the amount of Cholesterol per 100g, is 3100 mg. This corresponds to 1033.33 % of the RDA for Cholesterol.

The full nutritional break down as well as the Cholesterol content can be accessed from each item link below, for the top 50 foods, which can be scaled for different amounts, from our list of foods high in Cholesterol per 100g and per typical serving.

Highest Cholesterol Content in Food and Drink per 100g

The Cholesterol content ranges from 3100 mg for Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, simmered through to 446 mg for Chicken, broilers or fryers, giblets, cooked, fried per 100g of food. The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a range of 2654 mg of Cholesterol in the top 50 foods per 100g.

This corresponds to 1033.33 % of the daily recommended value (which is 300 mg of Cholesterol) through to 148.67 % of the Cholesterol daily value.

Highest Amount of Cholesterol per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high Cholesterol foods. For example 100g of Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, simmered contains 3100 mg of Cholesterol. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your Cholesterol nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the amount of Cholesterol in food.

For Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, simmered, which contains the highest amount of Cholesterol in 100 g, the amount of Cholesterol in a typical serving of 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (or 391 g) is 12121 mg.This is 4040.33 % of the recommended daily value.

The food with the highest Cholesterol content per typical serving is Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, simmered which contains 12121 mg in 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (or 391 g).The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 1033.33 %.

For each item listed below the serving size can be rescaled to show the nutritional breakdown as well as the Cholesterol content.

 

List of Foods High in Cholesterol

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1. Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, simmered - Cholesterol
  3100 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (1033.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (or 391g), Cholesterol content is 12121 mg (4040.33 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 2635 mg (878.33 %DV).
2. Veal, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  3100 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (1033.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 339g), Cholesterol content is 10509 mg (3503 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 2635 mg (878.33 %DV).
3. Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, raw - Cholesterol
  3010 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (1003.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 oz (or 28.35g), Cholesterol content is 853.34 mg (284.45 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 4 oz (or 113g), Cholesterol content is 3401.3 mg (1133.77 %DV).
4. Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  2552 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (850.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 382g), Cholesterol content is 9748.64 mg (3249.55 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 2169.2 mg (723.07 %DV).
5. Lamb, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, pan-fried - Cholesterol
  2504 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (834.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 240g), Cholesterol content is 6009.6 mg (2003.2 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 2128.4 mg (709.47 %DV).
6. Egg, yolk, dried - Cholesterol
  2307 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (769 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup, sifted (or 67g), Cholesterol content is 1545.69 mg (515.23 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 4g), Cholesterol content is 92.28 mg (30.76 %DV).
7. Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, brain, raw - Cholesterol
  2195 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (731.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 oz (or 28.35g), Cholesterol content is 622.28 mg (207.43 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 4 oz (or 113g), Cholesterol content is 2480.35 mg (826.78 %DV).
8. Veal, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, pan-fried - Cholesterol
  2120 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (706.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 330g), Cholesterol content is 6996 mg (2332 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 1802 mg (600.67 %DV).
9. Lamb, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  2043 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (681 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 347g), Cholesterol content is 7089.21 mg (2363.07 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 1736.55 mg (578.85 %DV).
10. Egg, whole, dried, stabilized, glucose reduced - Cholesterol
  2017 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (672.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup, sifted (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 1714.45 mg (571.48 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 5g), Cholesterol content is 100.85 mg (33.62 %DV).
11. Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, pan-fried - Cholesterol
  1995 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (665 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 piece, cooked, excluding refuse (yield from 1 lb raw meat with refuse) (or 351g), Cholesterol content is 7002.45 mg (2334.15 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 1695.75 mg (565.25 %DV).
12. Egg, whole, dried - Cholesterol
  1630 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (543.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup, sifted (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 1385.5 mg (461.83 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 5g), Cholesterol content is 81.5 mg (27.17 %DV).
13. Veal, variety meats and by-products, brain, raw - Cholesterol
  1590 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (530 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 oz (or 28.35g), Cholesterol content is 450.77 mg (150.26 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 4 oz (or 113g), Cholesterol content is 1796.7 mg (598.9 %DV).
14. Lamb, variety meats and by-products, brain, raw - Cholesterol
  1352 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (450.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 oz (or 28.35g), Cholesterol content is 383.29 mg (127.76 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 4 oz (or 113g), Cholesterol content is 1527.76 mg (509.25 %DV).
15. Egg, yolk, raw, fresh - Cholesterol
  1085 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (361.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 243g), Cholesterol content is 2636.55 mg (878.85 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 large (or 17g), Cholesterol content is 184.45 mg (61.48 %DV).
16. Egg, yolk, raw, frozen, pasteurized - Cholesterol
  991 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (330.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of .5 lb (or 227g), Cholesterol content is 2249.57 mg (749.86 %DV).
17. Egg Mix, USDA Commodity - Cholesterol
  975 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (325 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 tbsp (or 8.6g), Cholesterol content is 83.85 mg (27.95 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 cup (or 105g), Cholesterol content is 1023.75 mg (341.25 %DV).
18. Egg, turkey, whole, fresh, raw - Cholesterol
  933 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (311 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 egg (or 79g), Cholesterol content is 737.07 mg (245.69 %DV).
19. Egg, yolk, raw, frozen, sugared, pasteurized - Cholesterol
  917 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (305.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of .5 lb (or 227g), Cholesterol content is 2081.59 mg (693.86 %DV).
20. Egg, yolk, raw, frozen, salted, pasteurized - Cholesterol
  912 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (304 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of .5 lb (or 227g), Cholesterol content is 2070.24 mg (690.08 %DV).
21. Egg, duck, whole, fresh, raw - Cholesterol
  884 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (294.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 egg (or 70g), Cholesterol content is 618.8 mg (206.27 %DV).
22. Egg, goose, whole, fresh, raw - Cholesterol
  852 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (284 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 egg (or 144g), Cholesterol content is 1226.88 mg (408.96 %DV).
23. Egg, quail, whole, fresh, raw - Cholesterol
  844 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (281.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 egg (or 9g), Cholesterol content is 75.96 mg (25.32 %DV).
24. Veal, variety meats and by-products, kidneys, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  791 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (263.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 184g), Cholesterol content is 1455.44 mg (485.15 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 672.35 mg (224.12 %DV).
25. Fish oil, herring - Cholesterol
  766 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (255.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 218g), Cholesterol content is 1669.88 mg (556.63 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 13.6g), Cholesterol content is 104.18 mg (34.73 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tsp (or 4.5g), Cholesterol content is 34.47 mg (11.49 %DV).
26. Beef, variety meats and by-products, kidneys, cooked, simmered - Cholesterol
  716 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (238.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 608.6 mg (202.87 %DV).
27. Fish oil, sardine - Cholesterol
  710 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (236.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 218g), Cholesterol content is 1547.8 mg (515.93 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 13.6g), Cholesterol content is 96.56 mg (32.19 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tsp (or 4.5g), Cholesterol content is 31.95 mg (10.65 %DV).
28. Turkey, liver, all classes, cooked, simmered - Cholesterol
  648 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (216 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 liver cooked (or 53g), Cholesterol content is 343.44 mg (114.48 %DV).
29. Fish, caviar, black and red, granular - Cholesterol
  588 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (196 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 tbsp (or 16g), Cholesterol content is 94.08 mg (31.36 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 oz (or 28.35g), Cholesterol content is 166.7 mg (55.57 %DV).
30. Egg substitute, powder - Cholesterol
  572 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (190.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of .35 oz (or 9.9g), Cholesterol content is 56.63 mg (18.88 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of .7 oz (or 20g), Cholesterol content is 114.4 mg (38.13 %DV).
31. Fish oil, cod liver - Cholesterol
  570 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (190 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 218g), Cholesterol content is 1242.6 mg (414.2 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 13.6g), Cholesterol content is 77.52 mg (25.84 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tsp (or 4.5g), Cholesterol content is 25.65 mg (8.55 %DV).
32. Lamb, variety meats and by-products, kidneys, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  565 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (188.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 255g), Cholesterol content is 1440.75 mg (480.25 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 480.25 mg (160.08 %DV).
33. Chicken, liver, all classes, cooked, pan-fried - Cholesterol
  564 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (188 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 liver (or 44g), Cholesterol content is 248.16 mg (82.72 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 oz (or 28.35g), Cholesterol content is 159.89 mg (53.3 %DV).
34. Chicken, liver, all classes, cooked, simmered - Cholesterol
  563 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (187.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 liver (or 44g), Cholesterol content is 247.72 mg (82.57 %DV).
35. Fish oil, menhaden - Cholesterol
  521 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (173.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 218g), Cholesterol content is 1135.78 mg (378.59 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 13.6g), Cholesterol content is 70.86 mg (23.62 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tsp (or 4.5g), Cholesterol content is 23.45 mg (7.82 %DV).
36. Turkey, whole, giblets, cooked, simmered - Cholesterol
  521 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (173.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 giblets (or 95g), Cholesterol content is 494.95 mg (164.98 %DV).
37. Duck, domesticated, liver, raw - Cholesterol
  515 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (171.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 liver (or 44g), Cholesterol content is 226.6 mg (75.53 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook duck) (or 10g), Cholesterol content is 51.5 mg (17.17 %DV).
38. Goose, liver, raw - Cholesterol
  515 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (171.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 liver (or 94g), Cholesterol content is 484.1 mg (161.37 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook goose) (or 11g), Cholesterol content is 56.65 mg (18.88 %DV).
39. Veal, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  511 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (170.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 slice (or 80g), Cholesterol content is 408.8 mg (136.27 %DV).
40. Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, spleen, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  504 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (168 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 299g), Cholesterol content is 1506.96 mg (502.32 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 428.4 mg (142.8 %DV).
41. Lamb, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  501 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (167 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 336g), Cholesterol content is 1683.36 mg (561.12 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 425.85 mg (141.95 %DV).
42. Fish oil, menhaden, fully hydrogenated - Cholesterol
  500 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (166.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 205g), Cholesterol content is 1025 mg (341.67 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 12.5g), Cholesterol content is 62.5 mg (20.83 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tsp (or 4.5g), Cholesterol content is 22.5 mg (7.5 %DV).
43. Lamb, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, pan-fried - Cholesterol
  493 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (164.33 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 322g), Cholesterol content is 1587.46 mg (529.15 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 419.05 mg (139.68 %DV).
44. Fish oil, salmon - Cholesterol
  485 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (161.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 218g), Cholesterol content is 1057.3 mg (352.43 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tbsp (or 13.6g), Cholesterol content is 65.96 mg (21.99 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 tsp (or 4.5g), Cholesterol content is 21.83 mg (7.28 %DV).
45. Veal, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, pan-fried - Cholesterol
  485 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (161.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 slice (or 67g), Cholesterol content is 324.95 mg (108.32 %DV).
46. Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, kidneys, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  480 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (160 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup (or 140g), Cholesterol content is 672 mg (224 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 408 mg (136 %DV).
47. Fish, roe, mixed species, cooked, dry heat - Cholesterol
  479 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (159.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 oz (or 28.35g), Cholesterol content is 135.8 mg (45.27 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 407.15 mg (135.72 %DV).
48. Turkey, gizzard, all classes, cooked, simmered - Cholesterol
  452 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (150.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 gizzard cooked (or 45g), Cholesterol content is 203.4 mg (67.8 %DV).
49. Veal, variety meats and by-products, spleen, cooked, braised - Cholesterol
  447 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (149 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 unit, cooked (yield from 1 lb raw meat) (or 345g), Cholesterol content is 1542.15 mg (514.05 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 3 oz (or 85g), Cholesterol content is 379.95 mg (126.65 %DV).
50. Chicken, broilers or fryers, giblets, cooked, fried - Cholesterol
  446 mg of Cholesterol in 100g (148.67 %DV).
  Per serving, (typical serving) of 1 cup, chopped or diced (or 145g), Cholesterol content is 646.7 mg (215.57 %DV).
  Foods - Serving of 1 unit (yield from 1 lb ready-to-cook chicken) (or 13g), Cholesterol content is 57.98 mg (19.33 %DV).




Cholesterol and Nutrition Facts - Top 198 Foods

Fruits

a banana, an apple, an orange, a peach, apricots, butternut squash, lemon, grapes, watermelon, strawberries, green grapes, kiwi, blueberries, zucchini, figs, honeydew, eggplant, dates, olives, a pear, coconut, cranberries, pomegranate, a mango, pineapple, cherries, cantaloupe, grapefruit, tangerine, nectarines, raisins, plums, tomatoes, chili peppers, chilis, peppers, avocado, cucumber, summer squash, winter squash, papaya, prunes

Vegetables

leeks, turnip greens, swiss chard, mustard greens, yams, fennel, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, green beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, sweet potato, a potato, carrots, lettuce, iceberg lettuce, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, celery, salad, mushrooms, potatoes, baked potato, onions, asparagus

Seafood

salmon, cod, sardines, shrimp, tuna, fish, tuna salad, halibut, sea bass, scallops

Drinks

coffee, apple juice, cranberry juice, red wine, skim milk, white wine, wine, milk, beer, alcohol, coke, soy milk, whole milk, prune juice, tea, a shake, coconut milk, orange juice

Nuts and Seeds

chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, nuts, almonds, sesame seeds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts

Beans and Lentils

soybeans, pinto beans, kidney beans, lentils, black beans, lima beans, navy beans, beets, beans, garbanzo beans

Meat

beef, steak, deer, bacon, chicken, fried chicken, turkey, turkey breast, chicken breast, meatloaf, ham, lamb, sausages

Fast Foods

french fries, pizza, a slice of pizza, hot dog, hamburger, a cheeseburger, a big mac

Dairy and Cheese

ricotta, yogurt, cottage cheese, an egg, egg whites, goats cheese, cheddar, cheddar cheese, cheese, hard boiled egg, feta cheese

Bread, Rice, Grains and Pasta

rye, millet, flaxseed, barley, buckwheat, whole wheat bread, a bagel, white bread, bread, quinoa, corn, spaghetti, rice, pasta, brown rice, white rice

Spreads, Sauces and Herbs

hummus, mayonnaise, butter, peanut butter, soy sauce, thyme, basil, rosemary, pepper, coriander, dill, parsley

Sweets, Desserts and Snacks

popcorn, chips, nachos, a granola bar, saltine crackers, cheesecake, jello, ice cream, doughnuts, chocolate

Breakfast Cereal

granola, cheerios, oatmeal

Miscellaneous

spirulina, honey, sugar, brown sugar, tofu, olive oil, garlic, tempeh


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