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Beefsteak vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beefsteak and Ground meat different?

  • Beefsteak has more Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Vitamin B3 than Ground meat.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Ground meat is 21% higher.
  • Beefsteak contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Ground meat. While Beefsteak contains 0.543mg of Vitamin B6, Ground meat contains only 0.311mg.
  • Beefsteak has less Cholesterol.

Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked are the varieties 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
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Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Contains more Iron +13.5%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +10.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Contains more Iron +13.5%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +10.2%
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
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Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +93.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49
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% 0% 3% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 337% 4% 3%
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +93.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Beefsteak
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
50
Beefsteak
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 the food
Protein
128%
Beefsteak
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beefsteak
0%
Ground meat
Fats
25%
Beefsteak
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beefsteak Ground meat
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Beefsteak Ground meat
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 cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.198g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beefsteak Ground meat Opinion
Calories 134 241 Ground meat
Protein 21.38 23.87 Ground meat
Fats 5.36 15.37 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 67 88 Beefsteak
Vitamin D 3 2 Beefsteak
Iron 2 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 5 33 Ground meat
Potassium 375 241 Beefsteak
Magnesium 25 17 Beefsteak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.079
Zinc 5.3 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 220 166 Beefsteak
Sodium 55 73 Beefsteak
Vitamin A 6 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12 Ground meat
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Beefsteak
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.051 Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.171 Beefsteak
Vitamin B3 5.048 4.026 Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 0.512 Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.543 0.311 Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 2.69 2.49 Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.5 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 3 7 Ground meat
Trans Fat 0.253 1.173 Beefsteak
Saturated Fat 1.875 6.073 Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 2.354 7.322 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.189 0.408 Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.262 0.121 Beefsteak
Threonine 1.099 0.923 Beefsteak
Isoleucine 1.09 1.055 Beefsteak
Leucine 2.011 1.861 Beefsteak
Lysine 2.247 1.976 Beefsteak
Methionine 0.621 0.614 Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.931
Valine 1.152 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 0.868 0.775 Beefsteak
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.