Benefits of Angus Beef
Good News About Beef:
*Beef is naturally low in sodium, providing less than 60 milligrams per 3-oz serving.
*Beef is one of the best sources of iron. When eaten with other iron-rich foods, the absorption of the iron from all foods in the meal increases.
*The protein in beef is nutritionally complete, containing all 22 of the essential amino acids in a well-balanced ratio. There are approximately 21 grams of protein in 3 ounces of all red meats, poultry and fish.
*Beef is a major source of zinc in the diet. Zinc is essential for growth metabolism and many other bodily functions. Beef is also a great source of vitamins B-12 and niacin.
*On average, a cooked 3 ounce serving of well trimmed beef contains 8.7 grams of total fat, of which less than half (3.5 grams) are saturated. The same amount of roasted chicken, skin off, contains 6.3 grams total fat, of which 1.7 grams are saturated.
3 oz. Cooked Beef
Calories Cholesterol Fat Sodium
Filet Mignon 181 72mg. 8.7g. 54mg.
Boneless Strips 183 65mg. 8.7g. 58mg.
Top Sirloin 171 76mg. 6.7g. 57mg.
Gourmet Burgers 227 85mg. 13.5g. 70mg.