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Goat vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Goat and Beef?

  • Goat is richer in Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin B1, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B3.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 63% higher.
  • Beef has 3 times less Copper than Goat. Goat has 0.256mg of Copper, while Beef has 0.085mg.
  • Goat is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Goat, raw and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled types in this comparison.

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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
Goat
3
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5
Beef
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +201.2%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +57.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.6
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 107% 0% 78% 34% 11% 110% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains more Copper +201.2%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +57.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.6
Equal in Phosphorus - 198

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
Goat
2
:
9
Beef
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.4%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 28% 114% 71% 0% 0% 4% 142% 0%
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 B1 +139.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +178.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.4%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat Beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.6g 25.93g Beef
Fats 2.31g 15.41g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 109kcal 250kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Goat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 18mg Beef
Iron 2.83mg 2.6mg Goat
Magnesium mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus 180mg 198mg Beef
Potassium 385mg 318mg Goat
Sodium 82mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 4mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.256mg 0.085mg Goat
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin D IU 2IU Beef
Vitamin D µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.046mg Goat
Vitamin B2 0.49mg 0.176mg Goat
Vitamin B3 3.75mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 mg 0.658mg Beef
Vitamin B6 mg 0.382mg Beef
Folate 5µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 1.13µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.306mg 0.094mg Goat
Threonine 0.981mg 0.72mg Goat
Isoleucine 1.042mg 0.822mg Goat
Leucine 1.716mg 1.45mg Goat
Lysine 1.532mg 1.54mg Beef
Methionine 0.552mg 0.478mg Goat
Phenylalanine 0.715mg 0.725mg Beef
Valine 1.103mg 0.914mg Goat
Histidine 0.429mg 0.604mg Beef
Cholesterol 57mg 88mg Goat
Trans Fat g 0.572g Goat
Saturated Fat 0.71g 5.895g Goat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.03g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.484g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Goat 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
30
Goat
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
53
Goat
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
124%
Goat
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Goat
0%
Beef
Fats
11%
Goat
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat
Goat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.185g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Goat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175303/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.