GIZZARD NUTRITIONAL FACT
Gizzard has the following nutrients
- Macronutrients: A 1-cup serving of chopped, cooked chicken gizzard contains 223 calories, 44 grammes of protein and 4 grammes of fat, including 1 gramme of saturated fat. This serving provides you with 88 percent of the daily value for protein, which your body uses for forming new cells and as a source of energy.
- Vitamins: Gizzards are a good source of vitamins, with each serving providing 1.5 micrograms of vitamin B-12 or 25 percent of the DV; 4.5 milligrammes of niacin, or 23 percent of the DV; and 0.3 milligrams of riboflavin, or 18 percent of the DV. Vitamin B-12 is essential for brain function and forming red blood cells and DNA. You need niacin for improving circulation, producing hormones and supporting proper nervous system function, and riboflavin is important for antioxidant function, producing energy and keeping your skin and hair healthy.
- Minerals: Eating gizzards will also increase your mineral consumption as each serving provides 6.4 milligrammes of zinc or 43 percent of the DV; 4.6 milligrammes of iron, or 26 percent of the DV; and 274 milligrammes of phosphorus, or 27 percent of the DV. Zinc helps form DNA and proteins and is involved in wound healing and immune function. You need iron for forming red blood cells and producing energy, and phosphorus is essential for muscle, nerve and heart function.
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