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Roast beef vs. Bison meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Roast beef and Bison meat

  • Roast beef has more Vitamin B3, and Potassium, however, Bison meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Choline.
  • Bison meat covers your daily Selenium needs 38% more than Roast beef.
  • Bison meat has 15 times less Sodium than Roast beef. Roast beef has 853mg of Sodium, while Bison meat has 57mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced and Game meat, bison, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +79.2%
Contains more Manganese +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +66.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Selenium +141.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 77% 15% 104% 58% 112% 88% 29% 2% 81%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 129% 19% 90% 32% 8% 101% 36% 2% 194%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.8%
Contains more Potassium +79.2%
Contains more Manganese +87.5%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Iron +66.8%
Contains more Magnesium +30%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +15%
Contains more Copper +24.4%
Contains more Selenium +141.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +40.2%
Contains more Choline +161.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 10% 0% 0% 11% 50% 105% 34% 107% 4% 256% 24% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 0% 25% 63% 70% 0% 93% 6% 358% 63% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +132.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +40.2%
Contains more Choline +161.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +52.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.8%
Contains more Other +28.1%
Contains more Protein +52.7%
Equal in Water - 66.54
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
28% 2% 67% 3%
Protein: 28.44 g
Fats: 2.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.54 g
Other: 2.6 g
Contains more Fats +52.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.8%
Contains more Other +28.1%
Contains more Protein +52.7%
Equal in Water - 66.54

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +60.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
43% 45% 11%
Saturated Fat: 0.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.95 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.24 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +60.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -31%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roast beef Bison meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Bison meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Protein 18.62g 28.44g Bison meat
Fats 3.69g 2.42g Roast beef
Carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Calories 115kcal 143kcal Bison meat
Sugar 0.29g 0g Bison meat
Calcium 5mg 8mg Bison meat
Iron 2.05mg 3.42mg Bison meat
Magnesium 20mg 26mg Bison meat
Phosphorus 242mg 209mg Roast beef
Potassium 647mg 361mg Roast beef
Sodium 853mg 57mg Bison meat
Zinc 3.2mg 3.68mg Bison meat
Copper 0.086mg 0.107mg Bison meat
Manganese 0.015mg 0.008mg Roast beef
Selenium 14.7µg 35.5µg Bison meat
Vitamin A 11IU 0IU Roast beef
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Roast beef
Vitamin E 0.49mg 0.36mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 1IU 0IU Roast beef
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.1mg Bison meat
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.27mg Bison meat
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 3.71mg Roast beef
Vitamin B5 0.566mg Roast beef
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.4mg Roast beef
Folate 5µg 8µg Bison meat
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 2.86µg Bison meat
Choline 43.9mg 114.8mg Bison meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.3µg Roast beef
Threonine 1.171mg Bison meat
Isoleucine 1.198mg Bison meat
Leucine 2.21mg Bison meat
Lysine 2.219mg Bison meat
Methionine 0.674mg Bison meat
Phenylalanine 1.065mg Bison meat
Valine 1.287mg Bison meat
Histidine 0.754mg Bison meat
Cholesterol 51mg 82mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g Bison meat
Saturated Fat 1.318g 0.91g Bison meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0g Roast beef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 0.95g Roast beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 0.24g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Roast beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roast beef Bison meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Roast beef
53%
Bison meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
61%
Bison meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bison meat
Bison meat contains less Sodium (difference - 796mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.408g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Roast beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174570/nutrients
  2. Bison meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173852/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.