Labels and Beef Patties

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What does the percentage mean on labels of beef patties?

Labels and Beef Patties

When you are purchasing beef patties, you have several choices to choose from. The government requires that the lean/fat composition of beef be labeled. When looking for lean beef patties, you will see a percentage on the label which represents how how lean the meat is. For instance, a label with 95% is very lean meat. You should know that according to USDA guidelines, any beef that is 91% or higher is considered lean. If you are watching your cholesterol, you will want to purchase only lean beef patties.

   

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