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A steak is generally a cut of beef sliced perpendicular to the muscle fibers. Meat steaks are usually grilled, pan-fried, or broiled (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Meat allergy includes beef, lamb, pork, or meat from any other mammal – even whale and seal. While we do not definitively know the number of people in the U.S. affected by meat allergy, we do know that meat allergy is uncommon. If you suspect a meat allergy, consult with an allergist, who can evaluate your medical history and conduct tests, which could include an oral food challenge, prior to providing a diagnosis (ACAAI, nd).

Common Uses:

Meat steaks are usually grilledpan-fried, or broiled, while fish steaks may also be baked. Steak can also be meat cooked in sauce, such as steak and kidney pie, or minced meat formed into a steak shape, such as Salisbury steak and hamburger steak (Wikipedia, nd).

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 steak (308 g)

Calories 852
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 60 g 92%
Saturated fat 27 g 135%
Polyunsaturated fat 4.4 g
Monounsaturated fat 29 g
Trans fat 4 g
Cholesterol 268 mg 89%
Sodium 219 mg 9%
Potassium 1,001 mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 77 g 154%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 42%
Vitamin D 3% Vitamin B-6 55%
Vitamin B-12 155% Magnesium 17%

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