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What are the nutritional facts for pork ribs?

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Nutrients found in pork ribs include protein, vitamins and minerals. The typical calorie count for pork ribs is 277 to 340 calories per serving. A 3-ounce serving of cooked pork ribs contains approximately 25 grams of protein, attributing to 30 percent of the calorie content. Pork ribs are especially rich in the B vitamins and are a significant source of seven minerals.

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Minerals found in pork ribs include iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium and pantothenate. A 3-ounce serving offers the equivalent of the recommended daily allowance for iron, 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance for phosphorus and 14 percent for zinc.

Pork ribs are rich in thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, niacin and riboflavin. A 3-ounce serving includes 54 percent of the recommended daily allowance for thiamin and 37 percent for both riboflavin and niacin.

Pork ribs also contain fat and cholesterol. A 3-ounce serving contains 25 grams of total fat and 9 grams of saturated fat, constituting 39 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fat and 47 percent for saturated fat. A serving also contains 34 percent of the recommended daily allowance for cholesterol. Pork does not contain trans-fatty acids that have been linked to increased heart disease. Grilling pork ribs allows for rendering of the fat, resulting in leaner meat.

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