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What foods contain cholesterol?

Cholesterol is present in all animal products we eat meat, poultry, fish, milk and milk products, and egg yolk. Both the lean parts (muscle) and fat of meat and the meat and skin of poultry contain cholesterol. Cholesterol is not found in foods of plant origin such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, and dry beans and peas. Quick breads and other baked products may contain some cholesterol if they are made with ingredients such as egg yolk, cheese, milk, butter, or lard.

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