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How Many Calories Are in 4 Ounces of Pork Tenderloin?

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Melodie Anne Coffman specializes in overall wellness, with particular interests in women's health and personal defense. She holds a master's degree in food science and human nutrition and is a certified instructor through the NRA. Coffman is pursuing her personal trainer certification in 2015.
How Many Calories Are in 4 Ounces of Pork Tenderloin?
Pork tenderloin fits perfectly into a calorie-controlled diet. Photo Credit xalanx/iStock/Getty Images

If you’re looking for a low-calorie alternative to the same old poultry dish, pork tenderloin is your answer. Pork tenderloin is naturally very lean and works in a multitude of recipes, blending with any flavor imaginable. You’ll get plenty of protein from this cut of meat, without adding a slew of calories to your meal.

Calorie Breakdown

How Many Calories Are in 4 Ounces of Pork Tenderloin?
Pork tenderloin on plate Photo Credit Mark Stout/iStock/Getty Images

Four ounces of cooked pork tenderloin provides around 165 calories -- give or take a few calories. Pork tenderloin is incredibly low in fat, containing between 4 and 4.5 grams of fat per 4-ounce serving. Because fats give you 9 calories in a gram, just 36 to 41 of the total calories come from fat. Pork tenderloin doesn’t provide carbohydrates, so the remaining calories come from protein. That 4-ounce broiled tenderloin has around 30 grams of protein, or roughly 120 calories from protein, since protein has 4 calories per gram.

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