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Beef vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beef and Ostrich

  • Beef is richer in Zinc, yet Ostrich is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Ostrich is 150% higher.
  • Beef contains 6 times more Saturated Fat than Ostrich. Beef contains 5.895g of Saturated Fat, while Ostrich contains 1g.

Food types used in this article are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked.

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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
3
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Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +30.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.79
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% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +30.1%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.79

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
3
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +136.7%
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% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +136.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Ostrich Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.93g 28.49g Ostrich
Fats 15.41g 2.57g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 250kcal 145kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 6mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 2.79mg Ostrich
Magnesium 21mg 25mg Ostrich
Phosphorus 198mg 251mg Ostrich
Potassium 318mg 362mg Ostrich
Sodium 72mg 80mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 4.85mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.152mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.23mg Ostrich
Vitamin D 2IU IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.232mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.292mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 7.143mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 1.318mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.545mg Ostrich
Folate 9µg 15µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 6.25µg Ostrich
Vitamin K 1.2µg µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.254mg Ostrich
Threonine 0.72mg 1.25mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 0.822mg 1.354mg Ostrich
Leucine 1.45mg 2.315mg Ostrich
Lysine 1.54mg 2.516mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.478mg 0.796mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 1.176mg Ostrich
Valine 0.914mg 1.407mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.604mg 0.716mg Ostrich
Cholesterol 88mg 85mg Ostrich
Trans Fat 0.572g g Ostrich
Saturated Fat 5.895g 1g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 0.97g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.44g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Ostrich
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
105
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
57
Ostrich

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
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Ostrich
Fats
71%
Beef
12%
Ostrich

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.895g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
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)

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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.