Lean Beef has Chicken on the Run!
When it comes to nutrition, beef provides more nutrients than you may think. In fact, one 3 oz. serving of lean beef has just one more gram of saturated fat than a 3 oz. serving of skinless chicken breast*, and yet has eight times more vitamin B12, six times more zinc, and three times more iron. Learn how beef stacks up against other foods for nutrients.
Compare the percent Daily Value* of these nutrients in lean beef to a skinless chicken breast per 3 oz. portion:
Based on an average 3 oz. serving of eye round roast, top round steak, top sirloin steak, boneless shoulder pot roast, round tip roast and shoulder steak, and a 3 oz. serving of skinless chicken breast.
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 2002. USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15. Nutrient Data Laboratory homepage.