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Nutrient Rich Beef

  •  Not only does beef taste great, it is one of the best ways to fuel your body. Beef is a major contributor of protein, zinc, and vitamin B12, vitamin B6, iron and niacin. By supplying a nutrient bundle in every bite, eating beef is a great way to make the most of your calories. A 3 oz. serving of lean beef contributes less than 10% of the calories in a 2,000-calorie diet. At the same time, it supplies more than 10% of the Daily Value for these nutrients.

Lean Beef

  • Did you know there are 29 cuts of beef that meet the government labeling guidelines for lean? Many are cuts you are probably already eating, such as flank steak, T-Bone steak, and sirloin steak.
  • According to government guidelines, a serving qualifies as "extra lean" if it has less than 5g total fat, 2g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving. A serving qualifies as "lean" if it has less than 10g total fat, 4.5g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per 3.5 oz. serving.
  • For a list of the 29 lean cuts of beef, visit:


ZIP (Zinc, Iron, Protein)

  • Refers to the beneficial nutrients found in beef. Beef is the #1 food source of zinc, the #3 food source of iron and the #1 food source of protein in the American diet.


  • The protein in beef helps you maintain a healthy metabolism, but beef isn't only useful in maintaining a healthy body. Studies suggest that the protein in beef may help prevent many chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • It's especially important that young children and older folks get sufficient protein. Children need the high-quality protein, iron and zinc in beef in order to develop their minds, as well as their bodies. Older adults can benefit from the protein in beef to help prevent loss of muscle mass and strength as they age.
For more information on the nutritional benefits of beef, check out this PDF from
A portion of this information is courtesy of National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

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