Nutrition for Beef Broth

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Beef Broth Nutrition Summary

One cup of beef broth (240 grams or 0.5 lb) contains 17 calories and 2.7 grams of protein. Beef broth consist of 98% water, 1% protein, and less than 1% of carbohydrates or fat.

Beef broth is a source of potassium.

In one cup of beef broth:

  • Calories: 17
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Fat: 0.5 g, (Saturated: 0.3 g)
  • Sodium: 892.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar, dietary fiber or cholesterol in beef broth.

See the Beef Broth Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Soup, beef broth or bouillon canned, ready-to-serve.

Calories in Beef Broth

Beef broth has 17 calories per cup or 7 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from protein and fat.

69% of calories in beef broth are from protein, 29% of calories are from fat and 3% of calories are from carbohydrates.

Calories from Fat

A substantial amount, or 29% of the calories in Beef Broth are from fat. Beef broth is very low in total fat, with 0.5 grams per cup. Most of the fat in beef broth are saturated.

Beef broth is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

  • Total fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.2 g
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol, trans fat or polyunsaturated fat in beef broth.

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Protein in Beef Broth

One cup of Beef Broth has 2.7 grams of protein or about 5% of daily recommended intake. Beef broth is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 2.74 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in beef broth.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Beef Broth

Beef broth is a source of potassium. It also contains significant amounts of niacin (Vitamin B3) and Vitamin B12.

Vitamins in beef broth (1 cup):
  • Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 1.9 mg
  • Folate: 4.8 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 0.2 ug
Minerals in beef broth (1 cup):
  • Calcium: 14.4 mg
  • Potassium: 129.6 mg
  • Iron: 0.4 mg
  • Magnesium: 4.8 mg
  • Selenium: 1.7 ug
  • Phosphorus: 31.2 mg
  • Choline: 7 mg
There is no significant amounts of zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin a, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, vitamin e or vitamin k in beef broth.

Beef Broth Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Beef Broth in Cooking

Beef broth is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two cups of beef broth.

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