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Beefsteak vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beefsteak and Veal?

  • Beefsteak is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin B6, yet Veal is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Beefsteak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 59% more.
  • Beefsteak has 2 times more Selenium than Veal. While Beefsteak has 27.9µg of Selenium, Veal has only 13.7µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Beefsteak is lower.

We used Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled types 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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Veal
Contains more Iron +102%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 75% 18% 95% 34% 8% 145% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Iron +102%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Phosphorus - 217

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.1%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.07
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 3% 0% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 3% 337% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.1%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.07

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beefsteak Veal Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 21.38g 24.38g Veal
Fats 5.36g 7.56g Veal
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 134kcal 172kcal Veal
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 5mg 17mg Veal
Iron 2mg 0.99mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 25mg 24mg Beefsteak
Phosphorus 220mg 217mg Beefsteak
Potassium 375mg 337mg Beefsteak
Sodium 55mg 83mg Beefsteak
Zinc 5.3mg 3.87mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.079mg 0.103mg Veal
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E mg 0.15mg Veal
Vitamin D 3IU 0IU Beefsteak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Beefsteak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.07mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 0.27mg Veal
Vitamin B3 5.048mg 8.03mg Veal
Vitamin B5 mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.543mg 0.39mg Beefsteak
Folate 3µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 2.69µg 1.27µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.5µg 1.2µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.262mg 0.247mg Beefsteak
Threonine 1.099mg 1.065mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 1.09mg 1.201mg Veal
Leucine 2.011mg 1.94mg Beefsteak
Lysine 2.247mg 2.009mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.621mg 0.569mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.984mg Veal
Valine 1.152mg 1.347mg Veal
Histidine 0.868mg 0.885mg Veal
Cholesterol 67mg 103mg Beefsteak
Trans Fat 0.253g g Veal
Saturated Fat 1.875g 3.04g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 2.354g 2.84g Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.189g 0.55g Veal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beefsteak Veal
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
Beefsteak
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
50
Beefsteak
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Beefsteak
0%
Veal
Fats
25%
Beefsteak
35%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Veal
Veal is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.165g)
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 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.
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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.