Beef's Nutrition Information

As producers, processors, and marketers of the nation's beef supply, we are committed to providing a wholesome, nutritious food, and to communicating accurate information about beef's nutritional qualities and the role of beef in a healthful diet. 

Beef's Big 10 

Do more than just get through the day, be your best every day. Here's how beef's essential nutrients can help. 

Beef gives your body more of the nutrients you need. A 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides 10 essential nutrients including Zinc, Iron, Protein and B-vitamins for about 150 calories. All lean beef cuts have less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 3 1/2 ounce cooked serving. Did you know -

  • Don't be left unsatisfied. A 3-ounce serving of lean beef provides 25 grams (about half) of the Daily Value for protein, which is one of the most satisfying nutrients. 
  • Get your workout in! Exercise is more effective when paired with a higher-protein diet.
  • Interested in heart health? Research shows that including lean beef, even daily as part of a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle, improved cholesterol levels. 

Beef as a First Food for Infants

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Beef as a First Food for Infants

Laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle begins early in a child's life with the introduction of solid foods. Starting around six months of age, complementary foods are essential to reduce vitamin and mineral deficiencies during this period of rapid growth. 

Zinc and iron play an important role in an infant's developing immune system. 

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Heart-Healthy Recipes

Enjoying lean beef in a heart-healthy lifestyle is easier than you think with these recipes featuring lean beef, fresh fruit and vegetables, and whole grains. 

Heart-Healthy Recipes

Beef and Health

This fact sheet showcases how farmers and ranchers have supported nutrition research to advance and understand beef's role in a balanced diet.

A Fresh Look at Today's Beef

Take Heart

People often look for new ways to enjoy a variety of protein foods in a healthy lifestyle. Heart-healthy diets recommend focusing on lean protein, including lean cuts of beef. 

Today's Lean Beef in a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Batch Cooking: Steak

Use this handy guide to help you conquer meal planning with steak like a pro! 

How to Batch Cook Steak

Batch Cooking: Roast

Throw a roast in the slow cooker at the beginning of the week and enjoy pre-planned meals for the next few days. 

How to Batch Cook Roast

Finding Balance 

Balancing protein throughout the day supports overall health and wellness. 

Finding Balance with Beef's High-Quality Protein 

Risk vs Hazard

Cancer is a complex disease. Many factors - some within our control and some not - can increase individual risk. 

Understanding Diet and Cancer Risk

Burger Battle

Check the Nutrition Facts label to make sure you're making the best substitution for your health.

Ground Beef vs Ground Turkey

Grass or Grain

There are a variety of beef choices including grain-finished and grass-finished. No matter the choice, there is a delicious and nutritious beef option for you. 

Grass-Finished or Grain-Finished