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Beef vs Beefsteak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beef and Beefsteak

  • Beef has more Zinc, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Beefsteak has more Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 20% more.
  • Beef has 3 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Beefsteak. Beef has 6.668g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Beefsteak has 2.354g.
  • Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
4
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Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Zinc +19.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 75% 18% 95% 34% 8% 145% 27%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +30%
Contains more Zinc +19.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -23.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.079

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.182
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.69
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 3% 0% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 3% 337% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +63%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.182
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.69

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Beefsteak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Beefsteak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.93g 21.38g Beef
Fats 15.41g 5.36g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 250kcal 134kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 5mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 2mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 25mg Beefsteak
Phosphorus 198mg 220mg Beefsteak
Potassium 318mg 375mg Beefsteak
Sodium 72mg 55mg Beefsteak
Zinc 6.31mg 5.3mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.079mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 6IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Beef
Vitamin D 2IU 3IU Beefsteak
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Beefsteak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.075mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.182mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 5.048mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.543mg Beefsteak
Folate 9µg 3µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 2.69µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.2µg 1.5µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.262mg Beefsteak
Threonine 0.72mg 1.099mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 0.822mg 1.09mg Beefsteak
Leucine 1.45mg 2.011mg Beefsteak
Lysine 1.54mg 2.247mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.478mg 0.621mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.931mg Beefsteak
Valine 0.914mg 1.152mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.604mg 0.868mg Beefsteak
Cholesterol 88mg 67mg Beefsteak
Trans Fat 0.572g 0.253g Beefsteak
Saturated Fat 5.895g 1.875g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 2.354g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.189g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Beefsteak
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Beef
52
Beefsteak
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
50
Beefsteak

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
156%
Beef
128%
Beefsteak
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Beefsteak
Fats
71%
Beef
25%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.02g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.