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Game vs. Beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Game and Beef

  • Game has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Iron, and Copper, however, Beef has more Selenium, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Game's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 25% more.
  • Game has 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Beef. Game has 0.26mg of Vitamin B1, while Beef has 0.074mg.
  • Beef is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Game meat, antelope, cooked, roasted and Beef, loin, tenderloin roast, separable lean only, boneless, trimmed to 0" fat, select, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Game
5
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4
Beef
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +119.6%
Contains more Manganese +144.4%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +120.2%
Contains more Selenium +96.9%
Equal in Potassium - 352
Equal in Sodium - 54
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 158% 20% 90% 33% 8% 46% 71% 3% 71%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 114% 10% 111% 32% 8% 101% 33% 2% 139%
Contains more Iron +38.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +119.6%
Contains more Manganese +144.4%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains more Zinc +120.2%
Contains more Selenium +96.9%
Equal in Potassium - 352
Equal in Sodium - 54

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Game
3
:
9
Beef
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 65% 169% 0% 0% 0% 7% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 5% 3% 0% 19% 93% 108% 29% 155% 6% 527% 42% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +251.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Game
3
:
1
Beef
Contains more Other +890%
Contains more Fats +144.9%
Equal in Protein - 27.55
Equal in Water - 65.71
29% 3% 66% 2%
Protein: 29.45 g
Fats: 2.67 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.9 g
Other: 1.98 g
28% 7% 66%
Protein: 27.55 g
Fats: 6.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.71 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Other +890%
Contains more Fats +144.9%
Equal in Protein - 27.55
Equal in Water - 65.71

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Game
2
:
1
Beef
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +334%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.532
44% 29% 27%
Saturated Fat: 0.97 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.63 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.58 g
44% 47% 9%
Saturated Fat: 2.595 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.734 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.532 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -62.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +334%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.532

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Game Beef
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Game Beef Opinion
Protein 29.45g 27.55g Game
Fats 2.67g 6.54g Beef
Calories 150kcal 169kcal Beef
Calcium 4mg 13mg Beef
Iron 4.2mg 3.04mg Game
Magnesium 28mg 14mg Game
Phosphorus 210mg 259mg Beef
Potassium 372mg 352mg Game
Sodium 54mg 54mg
Zinc 1.68mg 3.7mg Beef
Copper 0.213mg 0.097mg Game
Manganese 0.022mg 0.009mg Game
Selenium 12.9µg 25.4µg Beef
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Beef
Vitamin A RAE 2µg Beef
Vitamin E 0.25mg Beef
Vitamin D 3IU Beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg Beef
Vitamin B1 0.26mg 0.074mg Game
Vitamin B2 0.73mg 0.4mg Game
Vitamin B3 5.76mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.481mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.669mg Beef
Folate 9µg 7µg Game
Vitamin B12 4.21µg Beef
Choline 75.6mg Beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.359mg Beef
Threonine 1.362mg 1.534mg Beef
Isoleucine 1.126mg 1.52mg Beef
Leucine 2.489mg 2.833mg Beef
Lysine 2.462mg 3.178mg Beef
Methionine 0.838mg 0.871mg Beef
Phenylalanine 1.166mg 1.299mg Beef
Valine 1.31mg 1.603mg Beef
Histidine 1.401mg 1.244mg Game
Cholesterol 126mg 85mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.375g Game
Saturated Fat 0.97g 2.595g Game
Omega-3 - DHA 0.002g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.002g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.011g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 2.734g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.58g 0.532g Game
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Beef
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.349g Beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Beef
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.017g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Game Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Game
76%
Beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
50%
Game
55%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Game
Game is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.625g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (54 mg)
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 ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Game - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173844/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174006/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.