Top 100 sources of animal protein

Top 100 sources of animal protein

Here is my first pass at determining which are the meats with the highest overall quality and hence, ability to add muscle mass.  These rankings take into account the protein density of the meat, the amino acid profile, and the digestability.  To see the details on any one of these meats, click on the hyperlink to get a complete description of the protein source, its amino acid makeup, and all the gory details you would ever want to know.

This page is static, the most accurate and current top protein sources can be found thru my database.

Top 100 animal sources of overall protein quality

food name overall protein quality calories
haddock,cooked,dry heat 0.744824 4.5
haddock,raw 0.739841 4.5
turkey,fryer-roasters,breast,meat only,ckd,rstd 0.682935 4.5
game meat,moose,ckd,rstd 0.677331 4.6
game meat,moose,raw 0.676003 4.6
halibut,atlantic&pacific,raw 0.662112 4.9
pork,frsh,enhanced,loin,top loin (chops),bnless,ln,raw 0.660974 5.1
halibut,atlantic&pacific,ckd,dry heat 0.659693 4.9
pork,leg sirloin tip rst,bnless,ln & fat,raw 0.648317 4.9
pork,frsh,enhanced,loin,tenderloin,ln,raw 0.642228 5.2
pork frsh loin tenderloin ln only raw 0.641479 5.2
pork,leg sirloin tip rst,bnless,ln & fat,ckd,brsd 0.638535 5
tuna,lt,cnd in h2o,wo/salt,drnd sol 0.63634 4.5
ling,cooked,dry heat 0.634914 4.6
beef,loin,top srln petit rst/filt,bnls,ln,0″ fat,al grds,raw 0.633342 5.6
pike,northern,raw 0.633301 4.6
pike,northern,ckd,dry heat 0.632365 4.6
pork,frsh,enhanced,loin,top loin (chops),bnless,ln,ckd,brld 0.631792 5.3
cusk,raw 0.631557 4.6
ling,raw 0.631557 4.6
sunfish,pumpkin sd,ckd,dry heat 0.63113 4.6
sunfish,pumpkin seed,raw 0.630609 4.6
dolphinfish,raw 0.630208 4.6
haddock,smoked 0.629568 4.6
dolphinfish,ckd,dry heat 0.629431 4.6
beef,loin,top sirloin filet,bnls,ln,0″ fat,all grds,ckd,grld 0.62929 5.6
cusk,cooked,dry heat 0.629247 4.6
cod,atlantic,ckd,dry heat 0.629064 4.6
cod,atlantic,raw 0.628109 4.6
cod,atlantic,cnd,sol&liq 0.627198 4.6
whitefish,mxd sp,smoked 0.627051 4.6
cod,atlantic,dried&salted 0.626683 4.6
fish,tuna,lt,cnd in h2o,drnd sol 0.626313 4.4
burbot,cooked,dry heat 0.623085 4.6
egg,white,dried,stabilized,glucose red 0.622397 4.3
pork,frsh,enhanced,loin,tenderloin,ln,ckd,rstd 0.621577 5.4
tuna,yellowfin,frsh,ckd,dry heat 0.621502 4.5
burbot,raw 0.621426 4.7
chicken,roasting,lt meat,meat only,raw 0.621306 4.9
chicken,broilers or fryers,lt meat,meat only,raw 0.620775 4.9
tuna,fresh,yellowfin,raw 0.62041 4.5
tuna,fresh,skipjack,raw 0.618382 4.7
tuna,skipjack,frsh,ckd,dry heat 0.618036 4.7
perch,mixed species,raw 0.616745 4.7
perch,mxd sp,ckd,dry heat 0.614951 4.7
fish,pollock,alaska,ckd,dry heat 0.611878 4.7
ground turkey,fat free,patties,brld 0.611825 4.8
pollock,atlantic,ckd,dry heat 0.611396 4.7
pollock,atlantic,raw 0.611114 4.7
pork,frsh,loin,tenderloin,ln,ckd,rstd 0.61099 5.5
ground turkey,fat free,raw 0.609936 4.8
ground turkey,fat free,pan-broiled crumbles 0.609932 4.8
pout,ocean,raw 0.60965 4.7
egg,white,raw,fresh 0.609077 4.8
grouper,mixed species,raw 0.60898 4.7
grouper,mxd sp,ckd,dry heat 0.608895 4.8
pout,ocean,ckd,dry heat 0.605162 4.8
pheasant,breast,meat only,raw 0.603609 5.5
pork,frsh,loin,sirloin (chops or roasts),bnless,ln,raw 0.603368 5.3
beef,loin,top sirlon ptit rst,bls,ln,0″ fat,al grds,ckd,rstd 0.603042 5.8
lingcod,cooked,dry heat 0.601464 4.8
lingcod,raw 0.601308 4.8
beef,ribeye petite roast/filet,bnless,ln,0″ fat,all grds,raw 0.599521 5.9
chkn,brolrs or fryers,brst,sknlss,bnless,meat oly,enhced,raw 0.598899 5.3
sheepshead,ckd,dry heat 0.597548 4.8
pike,walleye,ckd,dry heat 0.596344 4.8
pike,walleye,raw 0.595031 4.9
snapper,mxd sp,ckd,dry heat 0.59436 4.9
pork,cured,ham — h2o added,shank,bone-in,ln,unhtd 0.593907 4.9
snapper,mixed species,raw 0.593676 4.9
pork,frsh,enhanced,loin,tenderloin,ln & fat,ckd,rstd 0.592881 5.6
game meat,deer,top rnd,ln,1″ steak,ckd,brld 0.592348 4.8
pork,frsh,loin,tenderloin,ln&fat,ckd,rstd 0.591069 5.6
pork,frsh,enhanced,loin,tenderloin,ln & fat,raw 0.589957 5.7
beef,chuck,mock tender steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,ckd,brsd 0.589725 5.5
pork,frsh,loin,top loin (chops),bnless,ln,raw 0.588716 5.7
whiting,mixed species,raw 0.588642 4.9
beef,loin,top sirloin filet,bnless,ln,0″ fat,choic,ckd,grild 0.588478 5.7
beef,loin,top sirloin petite rst/filet,bnls,ln,0″ fat,chc,rw 0.58845 5.7
game meat,antelope,ckd,rstd 0.587689 5.1
beef,chuck,mock tender steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.587384 5.5
game meat,antelope,raw 0.587374 5.1
beef,shldr pot rst or steak,bnless,ln,0″ fat,sel,raw 0.587009 5.5
chicken,broilers or fryers,breast,meat only,raw 0.586765 5.4
chicken,broilers or fryers,breast,meat only,ckd,stwd 0.585843 5.2
whiting,mxd sp,ckd,dry heat 0.585503 4.9
game meat,buffalo,h2o,raw 0.585454 4.9
egg sub,liq or frz,fat free 0.584738 4.8
pheasant,raw,meat only 0.583852 5.6
game meat,elk,rnd,ln,ckd,brld 0.583151 5
pork,frsh,leg (ham),shank half,ln,raw 0.582658 5.5
game meat,buffalo,h2o,ckd,rstd 0.582042 4.9
pork,frsh,leg (ham),rump half,ln,raw 0.582 5.5
beef,astrln,grssfd,ln,top srln cap-off steak/rst,bnls,ln,raw 0.581309 5.6
turkey,fryer-roasters,wing,meat only,ckd,rstd 0.580709 5.3
pork,frsh,enhanced,loin,top loin (chops),bnless,ln & fat,raw 0.579297 5.8
quail,breast,meat only,raw 0.578638 5.4
pork,frsh,loin,cntr loin (chops),bone-in,ln,raw 0.577986 5.8
pork,frsh,enhcd,ln,top loin (chops),bnless,ln & fat,ckd,brld 0.575173 5.8
pork,frsh,loin,top loin (chops),bnless,ln,ckd,brsd 0.575156 5.6