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Ground meat vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ground meat and Meat?

  • Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, yet Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 80% higher.
  • Ground meat has 5 times more Saturated Fat than Meat. Ground meat has 6.073g of Saturated Fat, while Meat has 1.198g.

We used Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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
Contains more Iron +97.4%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Zinc +141.3%
Contains more Potassium +74.7%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +40.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains more Iron +97.4%
Contains more Calcium +450%
Contains more Zinc +141.3%
Contains more Potassium +74.7%
Contains more Magnesium +70.6%
Contains more Copper +40.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +336.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1762.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.6%
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% 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% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +336.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1762.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +84.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +97.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +137.6%

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.
Ground meat Meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Meat Opinion
Calories 241kcal 143kcal Ground meat
Protein 23.87g 26.17g Meat
Fats 15.37g 3.51g Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 88mg 73mg Meat
Vitamin D 2IU 10IU Meat
Iron 2.27mg 1.15mg Ground meat
Calcium 33mg 6mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 421mg Meat
Magnesium 17mg 29mg Meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.079mg 0.111mg Meat
Zinc 5.84mg 2.42mg Ground meat
Starch g g
Phosphorus 166mg 267mg Meat
Sodium 73mg 57mg Meat
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.08mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.739mg Meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 0.57µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 0µg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 0µg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g 0.033g Meat
Saturated Fat 6.073g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 1.334g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.506g Meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 0.923mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.861mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 1.976mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 1.172mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.775mg 1.13mg Meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Meat
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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
41
Meat

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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Meat
Fats
71%
Ground meat
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.875g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.