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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 Magnesium +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +24.9%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Zinc +59.9%
Equal in Copper - 0.103
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Iron +16.2%
Contains more Magnesium +20.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +23%
Contains more Potassium +24.9%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
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 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
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.

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.