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Veal vs. Beefsteak — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Veal and Beefsteak?

  • Veal is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, yet Beefsteak is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Beefsteak's daily need coverage for Selenium is 27% more.
  • Veal has 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Beefsteak. While Veal has 1.16mg of Vitamin B5, Beefsteak has only 0.527mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Beefsteak is lower.

We used Veal, ground, cooked, broiled and Beef, loin, top loin, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, select, cooked, grilled types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Veal
4
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Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Manganese +288.9%
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Iron +64.6%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.3%
Contains more Selenium +110.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 213
Equal in Potassium - 340
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35% 5% 75%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 62% 17% 92% 30% 8% 133% 25% 2% 158%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Manganese +288.9%
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Iron +64.6%
Contains less Sodium -31.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.3%
Contains more Selenium +110.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 213
Equal in Potassium - 340

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.
Veal
5
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.1%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.38
Equal in Choline - 101.8
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% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 52% 3%
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% 10% 0% 0% 20% 33% 131% 32% 135% 6% 173% 56% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +120.1%
Contains more Folate +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.38
Equal in Choline - 101.8

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Veal
2
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Contains more Water +15.2%
Contains more Other +519%
Contains more Fats +99.9%
Equal in Protein - 26.72
24% 8% 67%
Protein: 24.38 g
Fats: 7.56 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.76 g
Other: 1.3 g
27% 15% 58%
Protein: 26.72 g
Fats: 15.11 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.96 g
Other: 0.21 g
Contains more Water +15.2%
Contains more Other +519%
Contains more Fats +99.9%
Equal in Protein - 26.72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Veal
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -48.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +121.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.56
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
46% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 5.951 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.298 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.56 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -48.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +121.8%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.56

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Veal Beefsteak
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Veal Beefsteak Opinion
Protein 24.38g 26.72g Beefsteak
Fats 7.56g 15.11g Beefsteak
Calories 172kcal 250kcal Beefsteak
Calcium 17mg 22mg Beefsteak
Iron 0.99mg 1.63mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 24mg 23mg Veal
Phosphorus 217mg 213mg Veal
Potassium 337mg 340mg Beefsteak
Sodium 83mg 57mg Beefsteak
Zinc 3.87mg 4.85mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.103mg 0.073mg Veal
Manganese 0.035mg 0.009mg Veal
Selenium 13.7µg 28.8µg Beefsteak
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.45mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.078mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.14mg Veal
Vitamin B3 8.03mg 6.978mg Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16mg 0.527mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39mg 0.585mg Beefsteak
Folate 11µg 8µg Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27µg 1.38µg Beefsteak
Choline 95mg 101.8mg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.2µg 1.6µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.247mg 0.173mg Veal
Threonine 1.065mg 1.054mg Veal
Isoleucine 1.201mg 1.201mg
Leucine 1.94mg 2.099mg Beefsteak
Lysine 2.009mg 2.23mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.569mg 0.687mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.984mg 1.042mg Beefsteak
Valine 1.347mg 1.309mg Veal
Histidine 0.885mg 0.842mg Veal
Cholesterol 103mg 79mg Beefsteak
Saturated Fat 3.04g 5.951g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84g 6.298g Beefsteak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 0.56g Beefsteak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Veal Beefsteak
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
47%
Veal
46%
Beefsteak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Veal
53%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.911g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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

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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/nutrients
  2. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168720/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.