Fun Facts about Beef

  • On average, a 3 oz. serving of lean beef is about 150 calories.
  • In order to get the same amount of protein as 3 ounces of beef, you’d need to eat 7 tablespoons of peanut butter and that’s 670 calories!
  • Beef is an excellent source of ZIP - zinc, iron and protein - and vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and niacin.
  • Many of the most popular beef cuts sold at retail are lean, including T-Bone, Tenderloin, Top Sirloin, and more.
  • Calorie-for-calorie, beef is one of the most naturally nutrient-rich foods.  A 3-ounce serving of lean beef contributes less than 10 percent of calories to a 2,000-calorie diet, yet it supplies more than 10 percent of the Daily Value for ten essential nutrients.

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