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Beef vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beef and Ground meat

  • Ground meat has less Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6 than Beef.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.3%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Equal in Sodium - 73
Equal in Zinc - 5.84
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 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.3%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Equal in Sodium - 73
Equal in Zinc - 5.84
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
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49
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% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.93g 23.87g Beef
Fats 15.41g 15.37g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 250kcal 241kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 2.6mg 2.27mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 17mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 166mg Beef
Potassium 318mg 241mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 73mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 5.84mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.079mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 9IU
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.12mg
Vitamin D 2IU 2IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.051mg Ground meat
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.171mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 4.026mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.512mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.311mg Beef
Folate 9µg 7µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 2.49µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.121mg Ground meat
Threonine 0.72mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.822mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.45mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.54mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.478mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.914mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.604mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Trans Fat 0.572g 1.173g Beef
Saturated Fat 5.895g 6.073g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.408g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Ground meat
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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
49
Ground meat

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Ground meat
Fats
71%
Beef
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.178g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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)

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.