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Hot dogs contain some beneficial nutrients. A turkey or chicken hot dog has 5.

5 g of protein each, a beef hot dog contains 5 g and a pork hot dog has about 9 g. An adult needs between 46 and 56 g of protein a day. Hot dogs contain less than 2 g of carbohydrates, no fiber, small amounts of sugar and a trace amount of iron. All hot dogs all have trace amounts of some B vitamins, no vitamin C and a small amount of folate. Hot dogs have between 380 and 513 mg of sodium per serving, making the hot dogs a high sodium choice. You should limit your total sodium intake for the day to less than 2,300 mg.