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Meat vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Meat and Ground meat?

  • Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, yet Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 80% higher.
  • Meat has 19 times more Vitamin B1 than Ground meat. Meat has 0.95mg of Vitamin B1, while Ground meat has 0.051mg.
  • Meat contains less Saturated Fat.

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

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

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Meat Ground meat
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
65
Meat
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
41
Meat
49
Ground 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
157%
Meat
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
0%
Ground meat
Fats
16%
Meat
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/nutrients
  2. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.