A HUGE List of Foods High in Cholesterol

I’m going to bypass the debate how a specific food can affect cholesterol levels & how dietary cholesterol affects cholesterol levels in the first place. Accept the list AS IS, for numerical informational purposes only. I’ve compiled the list of products containing cholesterol from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 18 (https://www.nal.usda.gov/). You can find the entire nutrient database here:
https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/SR18/dnload/sr18nld.html . This is a great resource available to public.

The list shows the products & the amount of cholesterol in milligrams per 100 grams of edible portion.

You can see the top 100 products below or you can download the entire list I’ve compiled in .xls format here


Top 100

Name mg
Veal, brain, cooked, braised 3100
Beef, brain, cooked, simmered 3100
Beef, brain, raw 3010
Pork, fresh, brain, cooked, braised 2552
Lamb, brain, cooked, pan-fried 2504
Pork, fresh, brain, raw 2195
Veal, brain, cooked, pan-fried 2120
Egg, yolk, dried 2052
Lamb, brain, cooked, braised 2043
Egg, whole, dried, stabilized, glucose reduced 2017
Beef, brain, cooked, pan-fried 1995
Veal, brain, raw 1590
Egg, whole, dried 1507
Lamb, brain, raw 1352
Egg, yolk, raw, fresh 1085
Egg Mix, USDA Commodity 975
Egg, yolk, raw, frozen, sugared 959
Egg, yolk, raw, frozen, salted 955
Egg, yolk, raw, frozen 945
Egg, turkey, whole, fresh, raw 933
Egg, duck, whole, fresh, raw 884
Egg, goose, whole, fresh, raw 852
Egg, quail, whole, fresh, raw 844
Veal, kidneys, cooked, braised 791
Fish oil, herring 766
Beef, kidneys, cooked, simmered 716
Fish oil, sardine 710
Fish, caviar, black and red, granular 588
Egg substitute, powder 572
Fish oil, cod liver 570
Lamb, kidneys, cooked, braised 565
Chicken, liver, all classes, cooked, pan-fried 564
Chicken, liver, all classes, cooked, simmered 563
Fish oil, menhaden 521
Goose, liver, raw 515
Duck, domesticated, liver, raw 515
Veal, liver, cooked, braised 511
Pork, fresh, spleen, cooked, braised 504
Lamb, liver, cooked, braised 501
Fish oil, menhaden, fully hydrogenated 500
Lamb, liver, cooked, pan-fried 493
Fish oil, salmon 485
Veal, liver, cooked, pan-fried 485
Pork, fresh, kidneys, cooked, braised 480
Fish, roe, mixed species, cooked, dry heat 479
Veal, spleen, cooked, braised 447
Chicken, broilers or fryers, giblets, cooked, fried 446
Chicken, broilers or fryers, giblets, cooked, simmered 442
Fish, whitefish, eggs (Alaska Native) 439
Chicken, capons, giblets, cooked, simmered 434
Egg, whole, raw, frozen 432
McDONALD’S, Scrambled Eggs 427
Fast foods, egg, scrambled 426
Beef, kidneys, raw 411
Egg, whole, cooked, fried 401
Lamb, pancreas, cooked, braised 400
Beef, liver, cooked, braised 396
Pate, chicken liver, canned 391
Sea lion, Steller, kidney (Alaska Native) 390
Moose, liver, braised (Alaska Native) 389
Turkey, liver, all classes, cooked, simmered 388
Egg, whole, raw, frozen, salted 387
Pork, fresh, lungs, cooked, braised 387
Lamb, spleen, cooked, braised 385
Beef, liver, cooked, pan-fried 381
Fish, roe, mixed species, raw 374
Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled 373
Egg, whole, raw, fresh 372
Lamb, liver, raw 371
Chicken, gizzard, all classes, cooked, simmered 370
Egg, whole, cooked, poached 370
Veal, kidneys, raw 364
Pork, fresh, spleen, raw 363
Sea lion, Steller, liver (Alaska Native) 359
Chicken, roasting, giblets, cooked, simmered 357
Pork, fresh, liver, cooked, braised 355
Chicken, stewing, giblets, cooked, simmered 355
Veal, thymus, cooked, braised 350
Beef, spleen, cooked, braised 347
Chicken, liver, all classes, raw 345
Veal, spleen, raw 340
Lamb, kidneys, raw 337
Veal, liver, raw 334
Turkey, liver, all classes, raw 331
Pork, fresh, lungs, raw 320
Pork, fresh, kidneys, raw 319
Pork, fresh, stomach, cooked, simmered 316
Pork, fresh, pancreas, cooked, braised 315
Egg, whole, cooked, omelet 313
Pork, fresh, liver, raw 301
Beef, thymus, cooked, braised 294
Chicken, capons, giblets, raw 292
Turkey, giblets, cooked, simmered, some giblet fat 289
Lamb, lungs, cooked, braised 284
Turkey, all classes, giblets, raw 282
Egg, whole, cooked, scrambled 277
Beef, lungs, cooked, braised 277
Eggs, scrambled, frozen mixture 277
Pork, fresh, chitterlings, cooked, simmered 277
Beef, liver, raw 275
Fish, whitefish, dried (Alaska Native) 266