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Ground meat vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ground meat and Beef

  • Ground meat has less Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6 than Beef.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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 more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Zinc - 6.31
Equal in Sodium - 72
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +14.5%
Contains more Potassium +32%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Zinc - 6.31
Equal in Sodium - 72

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 B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64

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
46
Ground meat
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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
143%
Ground meat
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Beef
Fats
71%
Ground meat
71%
Beef

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

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Ground meat Beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.178g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Beef Opinion
Calories 241 250 Beef
Protein 23.87 25.93 Beef
Fats 15.37 15.41 Beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 2 2
Iron 2.27 2.6 Beef
Calcium 33 18 Ground meat
Potassium 241 318 Beef
Magnesium 17 21 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.085 Beef
Zinc 5.84 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 166 198 Beef
Sodium 73 72 Beef
Vitamin A 9 9
Vitamin E 0.12 0.12
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.046 Ground meat
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.176 Beef
Vitamin B3 4.026 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.49 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 2.9 1.2 Ground meat
Folate 7 9 Beef
Trans Fat 1.173 0.572 Beef
Saturated Fat 6.073 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 6.668 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 0.484 Beef
Tryptophan 0.121 0.094 Ground meat
Threonine 0.923 0.72 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.822 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 1.45 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 1.54 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.478 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.725 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.914 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.604 Ground meat
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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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.