Beef vs. Hemp Seeds

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef and Hemp Seeds


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked beef versus hemp seeds (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in beef and hemp seeds:

  • Both beef and hemp seeds are high in calories, iron, potassium and protein.
  • Hemp seed has more thiamin, niacin and folate, however, beef contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.
  • Hemp seed is an excellent source of calcium and dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beef and hemp seeds is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Hemp Seeds (Seeds, hemp seed, hulled) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both beef and hemp seeds are high in calories. Hemp seed has 100% more calories than beef - beef has 277 calories per 100 grams and hemp seed has 553 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beef is heavier in protein, lighter in carbs and lighter in fat compared to hemp seeds per calorie. Beef has a macronutrient ratio of 38:0:62 and for hemp seeds, 21:6:73 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beef Hemp Seeds
Protein 38% 21%
Carbohydrates ~ 6%
Fat 62% 73%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Beef has less carbohydrates than hemp seed - hemp seed has 8.7g of total carbs per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Hemp seed is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than beef - hemp seed has 4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Beef has less sugar than hemp seed - hemp seed has 1.5g of sugar per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both beef and hemp seeds are high in protein. Hemp seed has 24% more protein than beef - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and hemp seed has 31.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beef is high in saturated fat and hemp seed has 37% less saturated fat than beef - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and hemp seed has 4.6g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Hemp seed has less trans fat than beef - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and hemp seed does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Hemp seed has less cholesterol than beef - beef has 88mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and hemp seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Hemp seeds and beef contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - hemp seed has 0.5mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Beef and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beef has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and hemp seed has 1ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Beef and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - beef has 2iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and hemp seed does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Beef and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and hemp seed has 0.8mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beef and hemp seeds contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beef has 3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and hemp seed does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Hemp seed has more thiamin, niacin and folate, however, beef contains more pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12. Both beef and hemp seeds contain significant amounts of riboflavin and Vitamin B6.

Beef Hemp Seeds
Thiamin 0.051 MG 1.275 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.285 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 9.2 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.6 MG
Folate 11 UG 110 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Hemp seed is an excellent source of calcium and it has 100% more calcium than beef - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and hemp seed has 70mg of calcium.

iron

Both beef and hemp seeds are high in iron. Hemp seed has 253% more iron than beef - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and hemp seed has 8mg of iron.

potassium

Both beef and hemp seeds are high in potassium. Hemp seed has 336% more potassium than beef - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and hemp seed has 1200mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, hemp seed has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than beef per 100 grams.

Beef Hemp Seeds
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 10.024 G
Total 0.056 G 10.024 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, hemp seed has more linoleic acid than beef per 100 grams.

Beef Hemp Seeds
other omega 6 0.012 G 1.34 G
linoleic acid 0.39 G 27.459 G
Total 0.402 G 28.799 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, patty, cooked, broiled) and Hemp Seeds (Seeds, hemp seed, hulled) .

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