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Veal vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Veal and Ground meat different?

  • Veal is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6, while Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron and Selenium.
  • Ground meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 51% more than Veal.
  • Veal contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Ground meat. Veal contains 1.16mg of Vitamin B5, while Ground meat contains 0.512mg.
  • Veal is lower in Saturated Fat.

Veal, ground, cooked, broiled 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
Veal
4
:
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +41.2%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Contains more Iron +129.3%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Zinc +50.9%
Contains less Sodium -12%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Potassium +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +41.2%
Contains more Copper +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.7%
Contains more Iron +129.3%
Contains more Calcium +94.1%
Contains more Zinc +50.9%
Contains less Sodium -12%

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
Veal
7
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Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +126.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +141.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
47
Veal
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
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 the food
Protein
146%
Veal
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
0%
Ground meat
Fats
35%
Veal
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Veal Ground meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Veal Ground meat
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 is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.033g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Veal Ground meat Opinion
Calories 172 241 Ground meat
Protein 24.38 23.87 Veal
Fats 7.56 15.37 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 103 88 Ground meat
Vitamin D 0 2 Ground meat
Iron 0.99 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 17 33 Ground meat
Potassium 337 241 Veal
Magnesium 24 17 Veal
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.103 0.079 Veal
Zinc 3.87 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 217 166 Veal
Sodium 83 73 Ground meat
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.12 Veal
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.051 Veal
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.171 Veal
Vitamin B3 8.03 4.026 Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16 0.512 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39 0.311 Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 1.2 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 11 7 Veal
Trans Fat 1.173 Veal
Saturated Fat 3.04 6.073 Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84 7.322 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55 0.408 Veal
Tryptophan 0.247 0.121 Veal
Threonine 1.065 0.923 Veal
Isoleucine 1.201 1.055 Veal
Leucine 1.94 1.861 Veal
Lysine 2.009 1.976 Veal
Methionine 0.569 0.614 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.984 0.931 Veal
Valine 1.347 1.172 Veal
Histidine 0.885 0.775 Veal
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.