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Ground meat vs Pot roast - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground meat and Pot roast different?

  • Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, while Pot roast is higher in Selenium, Zinc, Choline, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Ground meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 15% more than Pot roast.
  • Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised types were 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 Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -35.6%
Contains more Zinc +14%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 174
Equal in Potassium - 231
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% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -35.6%
Contains more Zinc +14%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 174
Equal in Potassium - 231

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.105
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
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 0% 11% 6% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 267% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.105
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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 Pot roast
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Pot roast Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 28.94g Pot roast
Fats 15.37g 19.17g Pot roast
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 297kcal Pot roast
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 16mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 2.42mg Pot roast
Magnesium 17mg 19mg Pot roast
Phosphorus 166mg 174mg Pot roast
Potassium 241mg 231mg Ground meat
Sodium 73mg 47mg Pot roast
Zinc 5.84mg 6.66mg Pot roast
Copper 0.079mg 0.099mg Pot roast
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.51mg Pot roast
Vitamin D 2IU 8IU Pot roast
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Pot roast
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.059mg Pot roast
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.171mg
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 4.105mg Pot roast
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.571mg Pot roast
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.283mg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 9µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2.13µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.8µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.19mg Pot roast
Threonine 0.923mg 1.156mg Pot roast
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.317mg Pot roast
Leucine 1.861mg 2.302mg Pot roast
Lysine 1.976mg 2.446mg Pot roast
Methionine 0.614mg 0.754mg Pot roast
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.143mg Pot roast
Valine 1.172mg 1.436mg Pot roast
Histidine 0.775mg 0.924mg Pot roast
Cholesterol 88mg 116mg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g g Pot roast
Saturated Fat 6.073g 7.548g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 8.175g Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.708g Pot roast

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Pot roast
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
44
Pot roast
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
53
Pot roast

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
174%
Pot roast
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Pot roast
Fats
71%
Ground meat
88%
Pot roast

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.475g)
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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.