What foods contain the most saturated fat?

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  1. chlorinated

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    Hi All

    I believe lamb contains the most saturated fat in particular lamb chops followed by lamb loins.  Can you please tell me what the next foods are by highest saturated fat content and what parts of the animal.  Was looking for a list but they only list a few, also wanted the list to include duck, rabbit, ox, basically all meats and poultry.

    Thanks
     
  2. french fries

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  3. durangojo

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    not meat but salad dressings are pretty high in saturated fats, especially caesar dressing...dairy. cheeses..think triple cream bries and heavy cream.....of course most processed foods goes without saying...

    joey
     
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  4. boar_d_laze

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    Not even close.

    BDL
     
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  5. french fries

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    Yeah, that was a bizarre guess. Chlorinated, what made you think that lamb chops were the food item that contains the highest amount of saturated fat? 

    Hydrogenated palm oil, which is the primary building block of all processed foods (due to its incredibly long shelf life), is more like it. 
     
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  6. phatch

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    Butter would be a good starting point.
     
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  8. chlorinated

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    My mistake, I should have mentioned, I was only looking for saturated fat by animals hence I was lisiting animals only.

    Yes I had googled and seen all of those links however I found nothing which basically included most animals including duck, buffalo and so on, hence the post to find list of highest saturated fats by animal.  I think lamb chops has the highest saturated fat content compared to any parts of any other animals.

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  9. chlorinated

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    Excluding pork that is.
     
  10. petemccracken

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    Remember, the fat content of any animal product is highly dependent on how it is butchered and trimmed as well as how it is cooked! A ridiculous example: a slab of lard has far more saturated fat than the equivalent weight of a pork chop, even if the pork chop is not trimmed as is normal.

    One caveat on lamb fat, it solidifies rather quickly as it cools and, IMO, tastes ghastly when cold, BTA,WTHDIK!

    Have you considered the difference between "marble fat", those streaks of fat embedded in the meat, versus the fat layers, that are often trimmed off? Often, the fat layers will render and leave most of the fat in the pan, unless, of course, you pour the fat in the pan over your meat, though I would sooner use butter, it has better flavor, IMHO.

    If, as you've previously stated, it is your goal to consume saturated fat, I'd seriously consider sources other than animal fats, many other food products are far higher in saturated fat content and, IMO, far more flavorful. Meat is predominately protein, it is not that good a vehicle to carry fat into your digestive tract.

    Oh, BTW, I understand seal and whale blubber is very high in saturated fat.
     
     
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  11. phatch

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    Isn't japan and the traditional Inuit allotment about the only legal harvest for those?
     
  12. chlorinated

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    Hmm, interesting.  I read eskimos lived off whale and seal and lived healthy long lives.  Unfortunately it seems selling both fish is banned here in the uk. 

    Can't seem to find any statistics on how much fat in the blubbers themselves. 

    Cheers
     
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    there are islands in the caribbean that still whale. it is quite amazing to watch when they bring it in and the whole island shares in it. there is a bar on the island of bequia called the 'whaleboner'. the bar stools are vertabrae discs and the bar is baleen....hmmm good rum too. they still build their boats with hand tools. i watched them build dylan's schnooner 'water pearl'...then some idiot captain sunk it on a reef...sorry about being off topic...one thing just led to another...

    joey
     
     
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  14. koukouvagia

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    Nope.  Actually take a whole shoulder of lamb.  Stick in a deep roasting pan and cover it with foil.  Throw it into a 180C oven for 4hrs.  Now take it out of the oven and uncover.  All the liquid in the bottom (and it's alot) is pure melted animal fat.  But don't worry, there is still much much more fat still left on the succulent meat.  Enjoy.

    Lamb chops and loins are relatively diet food compared to the fat on a shoulder of lamb.
     
     
  15. koukouvagia

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    I can try to accept your slightly delusional sense of nutrition about eating boatloads of saturated fat, to each his own after all.  However, this statement is downright upsetting.  Pork is such a wonderful and nutritious meat!  Unlike lamb where the fat is marbled throughout the meat and cannot be seperated easily, pork meat is surprisingly lean.  The fat on pork is surface only and can easily be cut away leaving a very healthy lean protein.