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Meat vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Meat and Veal

  • Meat has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however Veal has more Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Meat is 73% higher.
  • Veal has 3 times less Selenium than Meat. Meat has 38.2µg of Selenium, while Veal has 13.7µg.
  • Meat is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled.

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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
Meat
6
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2
Veal
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.103
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.9%
Contains more Magnesium +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.103

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
4
:
6
Veal
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
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%
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% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1257.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +89.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03

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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
41
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
157%
Meat
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
0%
Veal
Fats
16%
Meat
35%
Veal

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 Veal
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

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Meat Veal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.842g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Meat Veal Opinion
Calories 143 172 Veal
Protein 26.17 24.38 Meat
Fats 3.51 7.56 Veal
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 73 103 Meat
Vitamin D 10 0 Meat
Iron 1.15 0.99 Meat
Calcium 6 17 Veal
Potassium 421 337 Meat
Magnesium 29 24 Meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.111 0.103 Meat
Zinc 2.42 3.87 Veal
Starch
Phosphorus 267 217 Meat
Sodium 57 83 Meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.08 0.15 Veal
Vitamin D 0.2 0 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.95 0.07 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387 0.27 Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432 8.03 Veal
Vitamin B5 1.012 1.16 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.739 0.39 Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57 1.27 Veal
Vitamin K 0 1.2 Veal
Folate 0 11 Veal
Trans Fat 0.033 Veal
Saturated Fat 1.198 3.04 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334 2.84 Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506 0.55 Veal
Tryptophan 0.275 0.247 Meat
Threonine 1.175 1.065 Meat
Isoleucine 1.288 1.201 Meat
Leucine 2.229 1.94 Meat
Lysine 2.427 2.009 Meat
Methionine 0.721 0.569 Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1 0.984 Meat
Valine 1.367 1.347 Meat
Histidine 1.13 0.885 Meat
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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. 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.