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Beef vs Goat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Beef and Goat?

  • Beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B3, while Goat is higher in Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 63% higher.
  • Goat has 8 times less Saturated Fat than Beef. Beef has 5.895g of Saturated Fat, while Goat has 0.71g.

We used Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Goat, raw types in this comparison.

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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
:
3
Goat
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.8%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +201.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.83
Equal in Phosphorus - 180
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 107% 4% 34% 0% 86% 110% 78% 11%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +57.8%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +201.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.83
Equal in Phosphorus - 180

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
9
:
2
Goat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.4%
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% 0% 0% 0% 28% 114% 71% 0% 0% 142% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.4%

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
30
Goat
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
53
Goat

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
124%
Goat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Goat
Fats
71%
Beef
11%
Goat

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

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Beef Goat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat
Goat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.185g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Goat Opinion
Calories 250 109 Beef
Protein 25.93 20.6 Beef
Fats 15.41 2.31 Beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 57 Goat
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 2.6 2.83 Goat
Calcium 18 13 Beef
Potassium 318 385 Goat
Magnesium 21 Beef
Sugar 0 Goat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.256 Goat
Zinc 6.31 4 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 180 Beef
Sodium 72 82 Beef
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.11 Goat
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.49 Goat
Vitamin B3 5.378 3.75 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64 1.13 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 Beef
Folate 9 5 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Goat
Saturated Fat 5.895 0.71 Goat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 1.03 Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 0.17 Beef
Tryptophan 0.094 0.306 Goat
Threonine 0.72 0.981 Goat
Isoleucine 0.822 1.042 Goat
Leucine 1.45 1.716 Goat
Lysine 1.54 1.532 Beef
Methionine 0.478 0.552 Goat
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.715 Beef
Valine 0.914 1.103 Goat
Histidine 0.604 0.429 Beef
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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. Goat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175303/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.