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
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.
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.
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.
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.