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Which Nutrients Are in Beef Steak?

By Allan Robinson

A steak can be virtually any type of meat, although it usually refers to beef. The specific name of the steak indicates the part of the animal that the steak comes from. Beef steak is generally high in protein and the fat content can vary greatly according to the type of steak. FitDay provides nutritional data for beef steak. This information is for a boneless steak, including the fat and lean meat. The serving size is 8 oz. of edible meat after cooking.

Calories

An 8 oz. serving of beef steak has 654 calories. Protein provides 255 calories and fat contributes the remaining 399 calories. A beef steak provides about 33 percent of the total calorie requirements for one day, assuming a daily diet of 2,000 calories.

Fat

An ounce of beef steak contains about 44g of total fat, which provides about 68 percent of the daily value for total fat. Saturated fats account for 18g of this total, or about 88 percent of the daily value for saturated fat. A serving of beef steak also contains 197mg of cholesterol, which is about 66 percent of the daily value for cholesterol.

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Protein and Carbohydrates

A serving of beef steak contains about 60g of protein, which is 119 percent of the daily value for protein. Beef steak doesn’t have any carbohydrates.

Vitamins and Minerals

Beef steak contains 93 percent of the daily value for vitamin B12 per serving, 89 percent of the daily value for zinc and 46 percent of the daily value for phosphorus. It also has 36 percent of the daily value for sodium, 41 percent of the daily value for niacin and 37 percent of the daily value for vitamin B6. Additional nutrients in beef steak include 33 percent of the daily value for iron, 20 percent of the daily value for potassium and 24 percent of the daily value for riboflavin.

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