Beef vs. Greek Yogurt

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Beef and Greek Yogurt


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in beef and greek yogurt:

  • Both beef and greek yogurt are high in protein.
  • Beef has more niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.
  • Beef is a great source of iron and potassium.
  • Greek yogurt has 18.4 times less trans fat than beef.
  • Greek yogurt has 7.8 times less cholesterol than beef.
  • Greek yogurt has signficantly more Vitamin A than beef.
  • Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of beef and greek yogurt 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 Greek Yogurt (Yogurt, Greek, plain, lowfat) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between beef and greek yogurt. marks particularly rich nutrients.


Calories and Carbs

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Beef is high in calories and greek yogurt has 74% less calories than beef - beef has 277 calories per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 73 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, beef is lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to greek yogurt per calorie. Beef has a macronutrient ratio of 38:0:62 and for greek yogurt, 55:22:24 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Beef Greek Yogurt
Protein 38% 55%
Carbohydrates ~ 22%
Fat 62% 24%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both greek yogurt and beef are low in carbohydrates - greek yogurt has 3.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Beef has less sugar than greek yogurt - greek yogurt has 3.6g of sugar per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both beef and greek yogurt are high in protein. Beef has 155% more protein than greek yogurt - beef has 25.4g of protein per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 10g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Beef is high in saturated fat and greek yogurt has 83% less saturated fat than beef - beef has 7.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 1.2g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Greek yogurt has 18.4 times less trans fat than beef - beef has 1.2g of trans fat per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 0.06g of trans fat.

cholesterol

Greek yogurt has 7.8 times less cholesterol than beef - beef has 88mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 10mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Greek yogurt has more Vitamin C than beef - greek yogurt has 0.8mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Greek yogurt has signficantly more Vitamin A than beef - beef has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 90ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

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

Vitamin E

Beef and greek yogurt contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - beef has 0.12mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 0.04mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Beef and greek yogurt contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - beef has 3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 0.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Beef has more niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. Both beef and greek yogurt contain significant amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folate.

Beef Greek Yogurt
Thiamin 0.051 MG 0.044 MG
Riboflavin 0.176 MG 0.233 MG
Niacin 4.537 MG 0.197 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.658 MG 0.47 MG
Vitamin B6 0.336 MG 0.055 MG
Folate 11 UG 12 UG
Vitamin B12 2.9 UG 0.52 UG

Minerals

calcium

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and it has 229% more calcium than beef - beef has 35mg of calcium per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 115mg of calcium.

iron

Beef is a great source of iron and it has 55 times more iron than greek yogurt - beef has 2.3mg of iron per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 0.04mg of iron.

potassium

Beef is a great source of potassium and it has 95% more potassium than greek yogurt - beef has 275mg of potassium per 100 grams and greek yogurt has 141mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Beef Greek Yogurt
alpha linoleic acid 0.056 G 0.007 G
Total 0.056 G 0.007 G

omega 6s

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

Beef Greek Yogurt
other omega 6 ~ 0.002 G
linoleic acid 0.39 G 0.065 G
Total 0.39 G 0.067 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 Greek Yogurt (Yogurt, Greek, plain, lowfat) .

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