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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 more Zinc +37%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Contains more Iron +102%
Contains more Potassium +11.3%
Contains more Zinc +37%
Contains less Sodium -33.7%
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 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% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
128%
Beefsteak
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Beefsteak
0%
Veal
Fats
25%
Beefsteak
35%
Veal

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 Veal
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 Veal
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?
Veal
Veal is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.165g)
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 Veal Opinion
Calories 134 172 Veal
Protein 21.38 24.38 Veal
Fats 5.36 7.56 Veal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 67 103 Beefsteak
Vitamin D 3 0 Beefsteak
Iron 2 0.99 Beefsteak
Calcium 5 17 Veal
Potassium 375 337 Beefsteak
Magnesium 25 24 Beefsteak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.103 Veal
Zinc 5.3 3.87 Beefsteak
Starch
Phosphorus 220 217 Beefsteak
Sodium 55 83 Beefsteak
Vitamin A 6 0 Beefsteak
Vitamin E 0.15 Veal
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Beefsteak
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.07 Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.27 Veal
Vitamin B3 5.048 8.03 Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.543 0.39 Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 2.69 1.27 Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.5 1.2 Beefsteak
Folate 3 11 Veal
Trans Fat 0.253 Veal
Saturated Fat 1.875 3.04 Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 2.354 2.84 Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.189 0.55 Veal
Tryptophan 0.262 0.247 Beefsteak
Threonine 1.099 1.065 Beefsteak
Isoleucine 1.09 1.201 Veal
Leucine 2.011 1.94 Beefsteak
Lysine 2.247 2.009 Beefsteak
Methionine 0.621 0.569 Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.984 Veal
Valine 1.152 1.347 Veal
Histidine 0.868 0.885 Veal
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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. 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.