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Pot roast vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pot roast and Ground meat different?

  • Pot roast is richer in Selenium, Zinc, Choline, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B12.
  • Ground meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 15% more than Pot roast.
  • Pot roast contains 2 times more Choline than Ground meat. Pot roast contains 110.2mg of Choline, while Ground meat contains 73.2mg.
  • Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol.

Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types were used in this article.

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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 +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -35.6%
Contains more Zinc +14%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Equal in Potassium - 241
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -35.6%
Contains more Zinc +14%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Equal in Potassium - 241

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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Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 11% 6% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 267% 5%
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 E +325%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +11.5%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +61.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311

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 Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Pot roast Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.94g 23.87g Pot roast
Fats 19.17g 15.37g Pot roast
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 297kcal 241kcal Pot roast
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 2.42mg 2.27mg Pot roast
Magnesium 19mg 17mg Pot roast
Phosphorus 174mg 166mg Pot roast
Potassium 231mg 241mg Ground meat
Sodium 47mg 73mg Pot roast
Zinc 6.66mg 5.84mg Pot roast
Copper 0.099mg 0.079mg Pot roast
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.12mg Pot roast
Vitamin D 8IU 2IU Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Pot roast
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.059mg 0.051mg Pot roast
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.171mg
Vitamin B3 4.105mg 4.026mg Pot roast
Vitamin B5 0.571mg 0.512mg Pot roast
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 9µg 7µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 2.13µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 1.8µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.19mg 0.121mg Pot roast
Threonine 1.156mg 0.923mg Pot roast
Isoleucine 1.317mg 1.055mg Pot roast
Leucine 2.302mg 1.861mg Pot roast
Lysine 2.446mg 1.976mg Pot roast
Methionine 0.754mg 0.614mg Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143mg 0.931mg Pot roast
Valine 1.436mg 1.172mg Pot roast
Histidine 0.924mg 0.775mg Pot roast
Cholesterol 116mg 88mg Ground meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Pot roast
Saturated Fat 7.548g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175g 7.322g Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708g 0.408g Pot roast

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pot roast 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
44
Pot roast
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
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
174%
Pot roast
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
0%
Ground meat
Fats
88%
Pot roast
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.475g)
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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.