Table 1 Average weight and calorific values for parts of the human body.

From: Assessing the calorific significance of episodes of human cannibalism in the Palaeolithic

Body Component Average Weight (kg) Nutritional Value in Calories (Fat + Protein)
Skeletal Muscle [total]: [24.90] [32375.50]
*Torso and Head 4.17 5418.67
*Upper arms 5.73 7451.16
*Forearms 1.28 1664.48
*Thighs 10.27 13354.88
*Calves 3.45 4486.30
*Brain, Spinal Cord, Nerve Trunks 1.69 2706.00
*Lungs 2.06 1596.50
*Heart 0.44 650.75
*Kidneys 0.35 376.00
*Liver 1.88 2569.50
*Adipose Tissue 8.72 49938.50
*Skin 4.91 10278.00
*Skeleton 10.31 25331.50
Teeth 0.04 36.00
Nerve Tissue 1.53 2001.00
Alimentary tract 1.23 1263.25
Spleen 0.15 128.33
Pancreas 0.09 160.50
Remaining Tissue: Liquid 1.03 469.50
Solid 6.66 13890.50
Total 65.99 143771.33
Total* 55.26 125822.25
  1. *Parts of the human body reasonably assumed to have been consumed on a regular interval based on ethnographic4,45 and archaeological sources (see Table 3).