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Pot roast vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pot roast and Beef

  • Pot roast has more Selenium, and Choline, while Beef has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 21% higher.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Beef is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised 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 Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -34.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.6
Equal in Zinc - 6.31
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 91% 5% 21% 14% 33% 182% 75% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -34.7%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Potassium +37.7%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Equal in Iron - 2.6
Equal in Zinc - 6.31

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 +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Folate - 9
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% 11% 6% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 267% 5% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Folate - 9

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
44
Pot roast
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
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
174%
Pot roast
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
0%
Beef
Fats
88%
Pot roast
71%
Beef

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

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Pot roast Beef
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 contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.653g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
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 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 Pot roast Beef Opinion
Calories 297 250 Pot roast
Protein 28.94 25.93 Pot roast
Fats 19.17 15.41 Pot roast
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 116 88 Beef
Vitamin D 8 2 Pot roast
Iron 2.42 2.6 Beef
Calcium 16 18 Beef
Potassium 231 318 Beef
Magnesium 19 21 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.085 Pot roast
Zinc 6.66 6.31 Pot roast
Starch
Phosphorus 174 198 Beef
Sodium 47 72 Pot roast
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.51 0.12 Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2 0 Pot roast
Vitamin B1 0.059 0.046 Pot roast
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.176 Beef
Vitamin B3 4.105 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.571 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.13 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 1.8 1.2 Pot roast
Folate 9 9
Trans Fat 0.572 Pot roast
Saturated Fat 7.548 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175 6.668 Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708 0.484 Pot roast
Tryptophan 0.19 0.094 Pot roast
Threonine 1.156 0.72 Pot roast
Isoleucine 1.317 0.822 Pot roast
Leucine 2.302 1.45 Pot roast
Lysine 2.446 1.54 Pot roast
Methionine 0.754 0.478 Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143 0.725 Pot roast
Valine 1.436 0.914 Pot roast
Histidine 0.924 0.604 Pot roast
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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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.