Ground Beef Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 242

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 16g %25

Saturated Fat 6g %31

Trans Fat 1g

Cholesterol 84mg %0

Sodium 87mg %5

Total Carbohydrate 0g %0

Dietary Fiber 0g %0

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 23g

Vitamin D 2.0IU %0

Calcium 32.0mg %2

Iron 2.5mg %13

Potassium 322mg %8

Phosphorus 199.0mg %19

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in ground beef

Vitamin C 0.0mg %0

Vitamin A 10.0IU %0

Vitamin D 2.0IU %0

Vitamin E 0.1mg %1

Vitamin K 2.0µg %2

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.0mg %4

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.6mg %12

Choline, total 72.8mg %13

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2mg %14

Vitamin B6 0.3mg %26

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 5.3mg %33

Vitamin B12 2.8µg %116

Minerals in ground beef

Manganese 0.0mg %1

Calcium 32.0mg %2

Magnesium 20.0mg %5

Sodium 87.0mg %6

Copper 0.1mg %8

Potassium 322.0mg %8

Iron 2.5mg %14

Phosphorus 199.0mg %20

Selenium 19.6µg %36

Zinc 6.0mg %43

Amino Acids in ground beef

Tryptophan 0.1g %40

Valine 1.1g %59

Leucine 1.8g %62

Isoleucine 1.0g %69

Tyrosine 0.7g %77

Methionine 0.6g %77

Cystine 0.2g %79

Threonine 0.9g %80

Lysine 1.9g %86

Phenylalanine 0.9g %97

Histidine 0.8g %101

Fatty Acids in ground beef

DHA 0.00g %0

EPA 0.00g %0

DPA 0.00g %0

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of ground beef is 0.0/100 which makes it a low quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Ground Beef has an incomplete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Tryptophan 6 5
Valine 39 50
Leucine 59 79
Isoleucine 30 45
Threonine 23 39
Lysine 45 84
Histidine 15 33
Met+Cys 22 37
Phe+Tyr 30 71

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in ground beef is 3.9 which makes it a medium P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of ground beef is 2.5 which makes it a medium energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in ground beef as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for ground beef is 19/100 low).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for ground beef

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 83.80 <12
Potassium:Sodium 3.70 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 1.60 <2
Iron:Copper 35.21 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 0.16 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 56%

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This food is not insulinogenic with high insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

28% of insulinogenic calories