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Beef vs Frog legs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef and Frog legs different?

  • Beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Selenium, while Frog legs are higher in Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 93% more than Frog legs.
  • Beef contains 78 times more Saturated Fat than Frog legs. Beef contains 5.895g of Saturated Fat, while Frog legs contain 0.076g.

Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Frog legs, raw types were used in this article.

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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
5
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Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Zinc +531%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.7%
Contains more Copper +194.1%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 57% 6% 26% 15% 84% 28% 63% 8%
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Zinc +531%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.7%
Contains more Copper +194.1%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Magnesium - 20

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 B3 +348.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Contains more Vitamin A +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 20% 6% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 50% 1% 12%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +348.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Contains more Vitamin A +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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 Frog legs
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Frog legs Opinion
Calories 250kcal 73kcal Beef
Protein 25.93g 16.4g Beef
Fats 15.41g 0.3g Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 88mg 50mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 2IU 8IU Frog legs
Iron 2.6mg 1.5mg Beef
Calcium 18mg 18mg
Potassium 318mg 285mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 20mg Beef
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.085mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Zinc 6.31mg 1mg Beef
Starch g g
Phosphorus 198mg 147mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 58mg Frog legs
Vitamin A 9IU 50IU Frog legs
Vitamin E 0.12mg 1mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Frog legs
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.14mg Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 1.2mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 0.4µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0.1µg Beef
Folate 9µg 15µg Frog legs
Trans Fat 0.572g g Frog legs
Saturated Fat 5.895g 0.076g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 0.053g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.102g Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg mg Beef
Threonine 0.72mg mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg mg Beef
Lysine 1.54mg mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg mg Beef
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Frog legs
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
19
Frog legs
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
35
Frog legs

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
98%
Frog legs
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Frog legs
Fats
71%
Beef
1%
Frog legs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.819g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.