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Beefsteak vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Beefsteak and Meat

  • Beefsteak has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Beefsteak covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 88% more than Meat.
  • Meat contains 2 times less Zinc than Beefsteak. Beefsteak contains 5.3mg of Zinc, while Meat contains 2.42mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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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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Meat
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +119%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Copper +40.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Equal in Sodium - 57
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains more Iron +73.9%
Contains more Zinc +119%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +16%
Contains more Copper +40.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.4%
Equal in Sodium - 57

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +371.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.1%
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% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +371.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.1%

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.
Beefsteak Meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beefsteak Meat Opinion
Calories 134kcal 143kcal Meat
Protein 21.38g 26.17g Meat
Fats 5.36g 3.51g Beefsteak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 67mg 73mg Beefsteak
Vitamin D 3IU 10IU Meat
Iron 2mg 1.15mg Beefsteak
Calcium 5mg 6mg Meat
Potassium 375mg 421mg Meat
Magnesium 25mg 29mg Meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.079mg 0.111mg Meat
Zinc 5.3mg 2.42mg Beefsteak
Starch g g
Phosphorus 220mg 267mg Meat
Sodium 55mg 57mg Beefsteak
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 5.048mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.543mg 0.739mg Meat
Vitamin B12 2.69µg 0.57µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.5µg 0µg Beefsteak
Folate 3µg 0µg Beefsteak
Trans Fat 0.253g 0.033g Meat
Saturated Fat 1.875g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.354g 1.334g Beefsteak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.189g 0.506g Meat
Tryptophan 0.262mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 1.099mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 1.09mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 2.011mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 2.247mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.621mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 1.152mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.868mg 1.13mg Meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beefsteak Meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
Beefsteak
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
50
Beefsteak
41
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
128%
Beefsteak
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beefsteak
0%
Meat
Fats
25%
Beefsteak
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.677g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/nutrients
  2. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.