Beef - Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and Health

Ground Beef 15% fat, broiled
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,047 kJ (250 kcal)
Carbohydrates 0 g
- Starch 0 g
- Dietary fiber 0 g
Fat 15 g
- saturated 5.887 g
- monounsaturated 6.662 g
- polyunsaturated 0.485 g
Protein 26 g
Water 58 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.046 mg (4%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.176 mg (15%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 5.378 mg (36%)
Vitamin B6 0.383 mg (29%)
Folate (vit. B9) 9 μg (2%)
Vitamin B12 2.64 μg (110%)
Choline 82.4 mg (17%)
Vitamin C 0 mg (0%)
Vitamin E 0.45 mg (3%)
Vitamin K 1.2 μg (1%)
Calcium 18 mg (2%)
Iron 2.6 mg (20%)
Magnesium 21 mg (6%)
Manganese 0.012 mg (1%)
Phosphorus 198 mg (28%)
Potassium 318 mg (7%)
Sodium 72 mg (5%)
Zinc 6.31 mg (66%)
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.

Beef is an excellent source of complete protein and minerals such as zinc, selenium, phosphorus and iron, and B vitamins. Red meat is the most significant dietary source of carnitine and, like any other meat (pork, fish, veal, lamb etc.), is a source of creatine.

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