Protein Comparison

Aprils ERS update shows an increase in the price of milk, chicken breast, ground beef, pork chop and beef round roast. Eggs continue to be the least expensive source of high-quality protein per standard USDA serving, followed by milk and chicken.

The average cost of eggs decreased by 6 cents per dozen. Milk increased by 2 cents, chicken breast by 9 cents, ground beef by 5 cents, pork chops by 1 cent and beef round roast by 5 cents.

The next ERS update is scheduled for May 12.

March 2017Protein Chart



1 United States Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service. Retail data for beef, pork, poultry cuts, eggs, and dairy products. Retrieved on February 16, 2017 from  

2 United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory. 2015. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28. Nutrient facts per raw serving.

3 Price is for whole milk, no price available for lowfat

4 Price is for boneless chicken breast, no price available for skinless

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