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Chuck steak vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chuck steak and Ground meat

  • Ground meat has less Zinc, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Chuck steak covers your daily Zinc needs 26% more than Ground meat.
  • Ground meat has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.27
Equal in Sodium - 73
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 92% 16% 83% 29% 10% 237% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.27
Equal in Sodium - 73
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 A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 3% 0% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 5% 379% 4%
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%

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.
Chuck steak Ground meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chuck steak Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.98g 23.87g Chuck steak
Fats 19.64g 15.37g Chuck steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 277kcal 241kcal Chuck steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 2.45mg 2.27mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 22mg 17mg Chuck steak
Phosphorus 193mg 166mg Chuck steak
Potassium 325mg 241mg Chuck steak
Sodium 71mg 73mg Chuck steak
Zinc 8.68mg 5.84mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.077mg 0.079mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 25IU 9IU Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 5IU 2IU Chuck steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.051mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B2 0.191mg 0.171mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 4.663mg 4.026mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.752mg 0.512mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.373mg 0.311mg Chuck steak
Folate 6µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 3.03µg 2.49µg Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.281mg 0.121mg Chuck steak
Threonine 1.099mg 0.923mg Chuck steak
Isoleucine 1.062mg 1.055mg Chuck steak
Leucine 2.009mg 1.861mg Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184mg 1.976mg Chuck steak
Methionine 0.709mg 0.614mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 0.931mg Chuck steak
Valine 1.129mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.809mg 0.775mg Chuck steak
Cholesterol 87mg 88mg Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.287g 1.173g Ground meat
Saturated Fat 8.66g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457g 7.322g Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 0.408g Chuck steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chuck steak Ground meat
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
56
Chuck steak
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
62
Chuck steak
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 food.
Protein
150%
Chuck steak
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Chuck steak
0%
Ground meat
Fats
91%
Chuck steak
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.587g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in vitamins
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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.

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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.