Chicken leg has 736 calories per drumstick+thigh+back or 214 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.
69% of calories in chicken leg are from fat and 31% of calories are from protein.
The majority, or 69% of the calories in raw Chicken Leg are from fat. Chicken leg is high in total fat
, with 54.9 grams or 86% of recommended daily values per drumstick+thigh+back. Most of the fat in chicken leg are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat
, about 80% of recommended daily values.
Chicken leg contains 0.2064 grams of trans fat and319.9 mg of cholesterol.
- Total fat: 54.9 g
- Cholesterol: 319.9 mg
- Trans fat: 0.2 g
- Saturated fat: 15 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 22.8 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 11.5 g
Chicken leg is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.53 grams for every drumstick+thigh+back. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 0.53 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every drumstick+thigh+back of chicken leg contains a total of 10.6 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in chicken leg comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- linoleic acid: 10.28 g
- other omega 6: 0.35 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in chicken leg is 20.1: 1.
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