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Ground beef vs. Pot roast — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground beef and Pot roast different?

  • Ground beef is richer in Vitamin B12, while Pot roast is higher in Selenium, Zinc, Choline, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Ground beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 15% more than Pot roast.
  • Ground beef 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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +41.4%
Equal in Iron - 2.42
Equal in Phosphorus - 174
Equal in Potassium - 231
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27% 2% 105%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33% 2% 148%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -35.6%
Contains more Zinc +14%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Contains more Manganese +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +41.4%
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" charts 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

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.5%
Contains more Protein +21.2%
Contains more Fats +24.7%
24% 15% 58% 2%
Protein: 23.87 g
Fats: 15.37 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.37 g
Other: 2.39 g
29% 19% 52%
Protein: 28.94 g
Fats: 19.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.9 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Water +12.5%
Contains more Protein +21.2%
Contains more Fats +24.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.5%
44% 53% 3%
Saturated Fat: 6.073 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.322 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.408 g
46% 50% 4%
Saturated Fat: 7.548 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.175 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.708 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +11.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ground beef Pot roast
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground beef Pot roast Opinion
Protein 23.87g 28.94g Pot roast
Fats 15.37g 19.17g Pot roast
Calories 241kcal 297kcal Pot roast
Calcium 33mg 16mg Ground beef
Iron 2.27mg 2.42mg Pot roast
Magnesium 17mg 19mg Pot roast
Phosphorus 166mg 174mg Pot roast
Potassium 241mg 231mg Ground beef
Sodium 73mg 47mg Pot roast
Zinc 5.84mg 6.66mg Pot roast
Copper 0.079mg 0.099mg Pot roast
Manganese 0.009mg 0.01mg Pot roast
Selenium 19.1µg 27µg Pot roast
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground beef
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Ground beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.51mg Pot roast
Vitamin D 2IU 8IU Pot roast
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Pot roast
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 beef
Folate 7µg 9µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2.13µg Ground beef
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.8µg Ground beef
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 beef
Trans Fat 1.173g Pot roast
Saturated Fat 6.073g 7.548g Ground beef
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 8.175g Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.708g Pot roast
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground beef Pot roast
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Ground beef
44%
Pot roast
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
50%
Ground beef
57%
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 richer in minerals?
Pot roast
Pot roast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground beef
Ground beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground beef
Ground beef 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 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 beef - 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.