This is probably going to sound a tad neurotic, but I'm trying to figure out a rough idea of calories and macros in oxtail. I'm currently transitioning from low-carb paleo to the Jaminets' Perfect Health approach, so until I'm used to the higher carb, lower fat way of eating I want to try to track my intake.
So anyway, I made a soup out of approx 600g oxtail, an onion, couple of celery sticks and a large carrot, plus maybe about 2 tbsp olive oil used when browning the meat. The only part of the oxtail I threw out once it was all cooked up were the bones themselves, the rest went back into the soup. I split it into 5 portions.
Based on what I've found online, it's 264 cals, 17g fat, 3.4g carbs and 24.8g protein per serving. This doesn't sound right to me, surely the fat content (and consequently calories) would be much higher? It's a fairly fatty, greasy (ie. yummy) kind of soup... However I read somewhere that the high gelatine content makes it 'feel' fattier than it actually is. Any thoughts?
Tracking can be so tricky when it comes to meat, especially in a society which assumes you're automatically going to cut off and throw out anything other than the lean meat...
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262 calories per 100g yield after bone removed with 14.3g fat.
That would be, for 600g oxtail: 1572 Calories 774 Calories from fat 86g Fat
Divide by 5 to get per serving: 314 calories 15 calories fat 17g calories.