Vitamins & Minerals
Overall, very few foods can match the nutrient density of beef.
Beef is a concentrated source of nutrients providing a variety of essential vitamins and minerals for a modest number of calories.
In fact, beef meets the criteria for a nutrient claim on all the nutrients listed in the chart below – that’s 13 essential nutrients that beef is a source of; and for more than 2/3 of these (9 nutrients), beef qualifies as a good or excellent source.
When it comes to quality calories, Beef is a powerful nutritional package.