Nutrition for Rabbit (cooked)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Rabbit Nutrition Summary

One pound of cooked rabbit (453.6 grams) contains 780 calories and 149.1 grams of protein. Rabbit consist of 61% water, 33% protein, 4% fat, and less than 1% of carbohydrates.

Rabbit is an excellent source of many nutrients, including protein, calcium, iron, potassium, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. It also contains significant amounts of magnesium, riboflavin, selenium, phosphorus, choline, copper and zinc.

In one pound of cooked rabbit:

  • Calories: 780
  • Protein: 149.1 g
  • Fat: 15.9 g, (Saturated: 4.7 g)
  • Cholesterol: 553.4 mg
  • Sodium: 938.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar or dietary fiber in rabbit.

See the Rabbit Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Rabbit, wild, cooked.

Calories in Rabbit

Rabbit has 780 calories per pound or 172 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from protein and fat.

81% of calories in rabbit are from protein and 19% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Fat

About 19% the calories in cooked Rabbit are from fat. Rabbit has a moderate amount of total fat, with 15.9 grams or 25% of recommended daily values per pound. Most of the fat in rabbit are healthier unsaturated fats.

Rabbit contains 553.4 mg of cholesterol and no trans-fat.

  • Total fat: 15.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 553.4 mg
  • Saturated fat: 4.7 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.3 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.1 g
There is no significant amounts of trans fat in rabbit.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 in Rabbit

Rabbit is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.63 grams for every pound. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid. [2]

  • alpha linoleic acid: 0.63 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every pound of rabbit contains a total of 2.4 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in rabbit comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 2.44 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in rabbit is 3.9: 1.

Calories Similar to Rabbit

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Protein in Rabbit

An excellent source of protein, a single pound of Rabbit contains 298% of recommended daily values or 149.1 grams of protein.

Protein Similar to Rabbit

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Vitamins and Minerals in Rabbit

An good source of many nutrients, cooked rabbit contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. In fact, a single pound of rabbit contains 1225% of recommended daily values or 29.4 ug of Vitamin B12. Also an excellent source of niacin, a single pound of rabbit contains 206% of recommended daily values or 28.9 milligrams of niacin.

Vitamins in rabbit (1 pound):
  • Thiamin: 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.3 mg
  • Niacin: 28.9 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin e: 1.9 mg
  • Folate: 36.3 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 29.4 ug
  • Vitamin k: 6.8 ug
Minerals in rabbit (1 pound):
  • Calcium: 81.6 mg
  • Potassium: 1551.3 mg
  • Iron: 21.9 mg
  • Magnesium: 140.6 mg
  • Zinc: 10.8 mg
  • Selenium: 68.5 ug
  • Phosphorus: 1084.1 mg
  • Copper: 0.8 mg
  • Choline: 586.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of manganese, vitamin a, pantothenic acid or vitamin c in rabbit.

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Rabbit Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Rabbit in Cooking

Most recipes call for one or two pounds of rabbit.

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