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Ground meat vs Chuck steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ground meat and Chuck steak

  • Ground meat has less Zinc, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Chuck steak covers your daily Zinc needs 26% more than Ground meat.
  • Ground meat has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.45
Equal in Sodium - 71
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 92% 16% 83% 29% 10% 237% 26%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.3%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains more Zinc +48.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.45
Equal in Sodium - 71
Equal in Copper - 0.077

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 E +20%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.7%
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 3% 0% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 5% 379% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Chuck steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 24.98g Chuck steak
Fats 15.37g 19.64g Chuck steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 277kcal Chuck steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 16mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 2.45mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 17mg 22mg Chuck steak
Phosphorus 166mg 193mg Chuck steak
Potassium 241mg 325mg Chuck steak
Sodium 73mg 71mg Chuck steak
Zinc 5.84mg 8.68mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.079mg 0.077mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 9IU 25IU Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.1mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 2IU 5IU Chuck steak
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.066mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.191mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 4.663mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.752mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.373mg Chuck steak
Folate 7µg 6µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 3.03µg Chuck steak
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.6µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.281mg Chuck steak
Threonine 0.923mg 1.099mg Chuck steak
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.062mg Chuck steak
Leucine 1.861mg 2.009mg Chuck steak
Lysine 1.976mg 2.184mg Chuck steak
Methionine 0.614mg 0.709mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.951mg Chuck steak
Valine 1.172mg 1.129mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.809mg Chuck steak
Cholesterol 88mg 87mg Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.173g 1.287g Ground meat
Saturated Fat 6.073g 8.66g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 9.457g Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.81g Chuck steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Chuck steak
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
46
Ground meat
56
Chuck steak
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
62
Chuck steak

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
150%
Chuck steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Chuck steak
Fats
71%
Ground meat
91%
Chuck steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.587g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in vitamins
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)
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/nutrients
  2. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.