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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
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3
Goat
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +57.8%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +201.2%
Equal in Iron - 2.83
Equal in Phosphorus - 180
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 107% 0% 78% 34% 11% 110% 86%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +57.8%
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 Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.4%
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 28% 114% 71% 0% 0% 4% 142% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.4%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.4%

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Goat
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
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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat
Goat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
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?
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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.

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.