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Ground meat vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground meat and Veal different?

  • Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Selenium, while Veal is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Ground meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 51% more than Veal.
  • Ground meat contains 2 times more Iron than Veal. Ground meat contains 2.27mg of Iron, while Veal contains 0.99mg.
  • Veal is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled 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 +94.1%
Contains more Iron +129.3%
Contains less Sodium -12%
Contains more Zinc +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Iron +129.3%
Contains less Sodium -12%
Contains more Zinc +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +41.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Copper +30.4%

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
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% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +57.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Veal Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 24.38g Veal
Fats 15.37g 7.56g Ground meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 172kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 17mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 0.99mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 24mg Veal
Phosphorus 166mg 217mg Veal
Potassium 241mg 337mg Veal
Sodium 73mg 83mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 3.87mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.103mg Veal
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.15mg Veal
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.07mg Veal
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.27mg Veal
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 8.03mg Veal
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.39mg Veal
Folate 7µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 1.27µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.2µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.247mg Veal
Threonine 0.923mg 1.065mg Veal
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.201mg Veal
Leucine 1.861mg 1.94mg Veal
Lysine 1.976mg 2.009mg Veal
Methionine 0.614mg 0.569mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.984mg Veal
Valine 1.172mg 1.347mg Veal
Histidine 0.775mg 0.885mg Veal
Cholesterol 88mg 103mg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g g Veal
Saturated Fat 6.073g 3.04g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 2.84g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 0.55g Veal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Veal
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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Veal
Fats
71%
Ground meat
35%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.033g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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.

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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.