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Ground meat vs Beefsteak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground meat and Beefsteak different?

  • Beefsteak has more Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3 than Ground meat.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Ground meat is 21% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 7 times more Calcium than Beefsteak. While Ground meat contains 33mg of Calcium, Beefsteak contains only 5mg.
  • Beefsteak has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw are the varieties 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
Contains more Iron +13.5%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Zinc - 5.3
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Contains more Iron +13.5%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +10.2%
Contains more Potassium +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +47.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Zinc - 5.3

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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Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +93.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.182
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.69
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% 0% 3% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 337% 4% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +93.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +74.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.182
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.69

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 Beefsteak
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Beefsteak Opinion
Calories 241kcal 134kcal Ground meat
Protein 23.87g 21.38g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 5.36g Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 88mg 67mg Beefsteak
Vitamin D 2IU 3IU Beefsteak
Iron 2.27mg 2mg Ground meat
Calcium 33mg 5mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 375mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 17mg 25mg Beefsteak
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.079mg 0.079mg
Zinc 5.84mg 5.3mg Ground meat
Starch g g
Phosphorus 166mg 220mg Beefsteak
Sodium 73mg 55mg Beefsteak
Vitamin A 9IU 6IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Beefsteak
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.075mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.182mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 5.048mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 0.512mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.543mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2.69µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.5µg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 3µg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g 0.253g Beefsteak
Saturated Fat 6.073g 1.875g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 2.354g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.189g Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.262mg Beefsteak
Threonine 0.923mg 1.099mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.09mg Beefsteak
Leucine 1.861mg 2.011mg Beefsteak
Lysine 1.976mg 2.247mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.614mg 0.621mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.931mg
Valine 1.172mg 1.152mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.868mg Beefsteak
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Beefsteak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
46
Ground meat
52
Beefsteak
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
50
Beefsteak

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
128%
Beefsteak
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Beefsteak
Fats
71%
Ground meat
25%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.198g)
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 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.
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/nutrients
  2. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.