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Frog legs vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Frog legs and Beef different?

  • Frog legs are richer in Copper, and Vitamin B1, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 93% more than Frog legs.
  • Frog legs contain 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Beef. Frog legs contain 0.14mg of Vitamin B1, while Beef contains 0.046mg.
  • Frog legs are lower in Cholesterol.

Frog legs, raw and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled types were 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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Beef
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Copper +194.1%
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Zinc +531%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Copper +194.1%
Contains more Iron +73.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.6%
Contains more Zinc +531%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Magnesium - 21

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin A +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +348.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 20% 6% 0% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 12% 50% 1%
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% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +733.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +348.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +218.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +560%
Contains more Vitamin K +1100%

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.
Frog legs Beef
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Frog legs Beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 16.4g 25.93g Beef
Fats 0.3g 15.41g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 73kcal 250kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 18mg
Iron 1.5mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 20mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus 147mg 198mg Beef
Potassium 285mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 58mg 72mg Frog legs
Zinc 1mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.25mg 0.085mg Frog legs
Vitamin A 50IU 9IU Frog legs
Vitamin E 1mg 0.12mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 8IU 2IU Frog legs
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Frog legs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.046mg Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.176mg Frog legs
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 mg 0.658mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.382mg Beef
Folate 15µg 9µg Frog legs
Vitamin B12 0.4µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 0.1µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan mg 0.094mg Beef
Threonine mg 0.72mg Beef
Isoleucine mg 0.822mg Beef
Leucine mg 1.45mg Beef
Lysine mg 1.54mg Beef
Methionine mg 0.478mg Beef
Phenylalanine mg 0.725mg Beef
Valine mg 0.914mg Beef
Histidine mg 0.604mg Beef
Cholesterol 50mg 88mg Frog legs
Trans Fat g 0.572g Frog legs
Saturated Fat 0.076g 5.895g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102g 0.484g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Frog legs Beef
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
19
Frog legs
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
35
Frog legs
55
Beef

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
98%
Frog legs
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Frog legs
0%
Beef
Fats
1%
Frog legs
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.819g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.