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Meat Question: How do I know how much FAT is on my ROAST?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 05, 2013 at 3:17 AM

I've been eating tons of Beef Bottom Roasts from the local grocery store. I'm curious as to how many calories I'm eating. I looked online at nutritional information of a beef bottom roast, but the calories in roasts seem to vary widely based on how much of the fat has been trimmed (trimmed to 1/8 inch vs 1/2 vs 0, etc...).

If you buy a beef bottom roast in the grocery store, is there a standard amount of fat on it? Or, do I actually have to break out a ruler? And how would I measure it (it's not always clear where the layer of fat ends and the gristle/meat begins...).

Any feedback is welcome (...except people telling me not to worry about calories... I know all about that debate, and I'd rather not have it now). Thanks in advance!

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on June 05, 2013
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Maybe you could try weighing it before roasting, weighing it after roasting, weigh any left over dripping from the pan. Then add the last two together and subtract from the original weight. Obviously there would be a loss of water, but it may give you a general approximation of fat content.

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