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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
:
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Goat
2
:
2
Beef
Contains more Water +30.8%
Contains more Other +83.8%
Contains more Protein +25.9%
Contains more Fats +567.1%
21% 2% 76%
Protein: 20.6 g
Fats: 2.31 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.84 g
Other: 1.25 g
26% 15% 58%
Protein: 25.93 g
Fats: 15.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.98 g
Other: 0.68 g
Contains more Water +30.8%
Contains more Other +83.8%
Contains more Protein +25.9%
Contains more Fats +567.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Goat
1
:
2
Beef
Contains less Saturated Fat -88%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +547.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +184.7%
37% 54% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.71 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.17 g
45% 51% 4%
Saturated Fat: 5.895 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.668 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.484 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +547.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +184.7%

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
Protein 20.6g 25.93g Beef
Fats 2.31g 15.41g Beef
Calories 109kcal 250kcal Beef
Calcium 13mg 18mg Beef
Iron 2.83mg 2.6mg Goat
Magnesium 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 A RAE 0µg 3µg Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin D 2IU Beef
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.046mg Goat
Vitamin B2 0.49mg 0.176mg Goat
Vitamin B3 3.75mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg Beef
Folate 5µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 1.13µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 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 0.572g Goat
Saturated Fat 0.71g 5.895g Goat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.03g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 0.484g Beef
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.012g Beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.044g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Goat
52%
Beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Goat
55%
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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
?
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.