Offal & Giblets Calories

Calories Offal, Giblets

Offal refers to the internal organs like the heart and liver, as well as tough parts of the animal like chicken feet and cow tongue. Giblets in particular are organs from poultry, such as found in a whole turkey to be roasted for a holiday like Thanksgiving. In some types of cuisine, these throwaway bits of meat are considered to be delicacies, as with foie gras (goose liver) in France. Although most foods on this calorie chart are unpopular with eaters, research has shown that organ meats have high nutritional value. Brains, for example, have selenium and copper, which are both needed to maintain a healthy immune system. But it carries the risk of mad cow disease, and thus when eating offal, it’s important to ensure that the meat is from healthy, grass-fed animals. The diet that livestock eats will affect the nutrition facts of the meat, particularly organs. Since many types of offal are high in fat – tongue is 70% fat – these foods tend to be high in calories as well. Other offal and giblets like the heart and kidneys are lower in fat and calories but are just as good of a source of protein and nutrients.

FoodServingServingServingCaloriesKilojoule
Beef Brain100g1 piece (351 g)1 oz. (28 g)196 cal823 kJ
Beef Heart100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)165 cal693 kJ
Beef Kidney100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)158 cal664 kJ
Beef Liver100g1 slice (68 g)1 oz. (28 g)191 cal802 kJ
Beef Lung100g1 piece (303 g)1 oz. (28 g)120 cal504 kJ
Beef Melt100g1 piece (222 g)1 oz. (28 g)271 cal1138 kJ
Beef Tongue100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)284 cal1193 kJ
Calf Brain100g1 unit (339 g)1 oz. (28 g)136 cal571 kJ
Calf Liver100g1 slice (80 g)1 oz. (28 g)192 cal806 kJ
Calf Lung100g1 unit (300 g)1 oz. (28 g)104 cal437 kJ
Calf Melt100g1 unit (240 g)1 oz. (28 g)256 cal1075 kJ
Chicken Giblets100g1 cup (145 g)1 oz. (28 g)277 cal1163 kJ
Chicken Heart100g1 heart (6.1 g)1 oz. (28 g)185 cal777 kJ
Chicken Liver100g1 liver (44 g)1 oz. (28 g)172 cal722 kJ
Chicken Stomach100g1 serving (100 g)1 oz. (28 g)148 cal622 kJ
Chitterlings100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)233 cal979 kJ
Duck Liver100g1 liver (44 g)1 oz. (28 g)136 cal571 kJ
Goose Liver100g1 liver (94 g)1 oz. (28 g)133 cal559 kJ
Hog Maws100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)157 cal659 kJ
Pig Brain100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)138 cal580 kJ
Pig Heart100g1 heart (129 g)1 oz. (28 g)148 cal622 kJ
Pig Kidney100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)151 cal634 kJ
Pig Lung100g1 unit (300 g)1 oz. (28 g)99 cal416 kJ
Pork Liver100g3 oz. (85 g)1 oz. (28 g)165 cal693 kJ
Pork Melt100g1 unit (245 g)1 oz. (28 g)219 cal920 kJ
Pork Tongue100g1 tongue (231 g)1 oz. (28 g)271 cal1138 kJ
Turkey Giblets100g1 giblets (95 g)1 oz. (28 g)173 cal727 kJ
Turkey Heart100g1 heart (20 g)1 oz. (28 g)174 cal731 kJ
Turkey Liver100g1 liver (53 g)1 oz. (28 g)189 cal794 kJ
Turkey Stomach100g1 serving (100 g)1 oz. (28 g)148 cal622 kJ
Veal Heart100g1 unit (198 g)1 oz. (28 g)186 cal781 kJ
Veal Kidney100g1 unit (184 g)1 oz. (28 g)163 cal685 kJ
Veal Tongue100g1 unit (255 g)1 oz. (28 g)202 cal848 kJ
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