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Ostrich vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ostrich and Beef

  • Ostrich is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, yet Beef is richer in Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Ostrich is 150% higher.
  • Ostrich contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Beef. Ostrich contains 0.232mg of Vitamin B1, while Beef contains 0.046mg.
  • Ostrich contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, 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
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Beef
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +30.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.6
Equal in Sodium - 72
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Magnesium +19%
Contains more Phosphorus +26.8%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Copper +78.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +30.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.6
Equal in Sodium - 72

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 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% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +136.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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.
Ostrich Beef
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ostrich Beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.49g 25.93g Ostrich
Fats 2.57g 15.41g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 145kcal 250kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 18mg Beef
Iron 2.79mg 2.6mg Ostrich
Magnesium 25mg 21mg Ostrich
Phosphorus 251mg 198mg Ostrich
Potassium 362mg 318mg Ostrich
Sodium 80mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 4.85mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.152mg 0.085mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.23mg 0.12mg Ostrich
Vitamin D IU 2IU Beef
Vitamin D µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.046mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.292mg 0.176mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 7.143mg 5.378mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.318mg 0.658mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545mg 0.382mg Ostrich
Folate 15µg 9µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 6.25µg 2.64µg Ostrich
Vitamin K µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.254mg 0.094mg Ostrich
Threonine 1.25mg 0.72mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.354mg 0.822mg Ostrich
Leucine 2.315mg 1.45mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.516mg 1.54mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.796mg 0.478mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176mg 0.725mg Ostrich
Valine 1.407mg 0.914mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.716mg 0.604mg Ostrich
Cholesterol 85mg 88mg Ostrich
Trans Fat g 0.572g Ostrich
Saturated Fat 1g 5.895g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 0.484g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ostrich Beef
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
105
Ostrich
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
57
Ostrich
55
Beef

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
171%
Ostrich
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Ostrich
0%
Beef
Fats
12%
Ostrich
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.895g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
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)

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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.