Beef Minerals

Minerals in Beef

Minerals are inorganic substances required in small amounts by the body for a variety of different functions. Minerals are involved in the formation of bones and teeth, they are essential constituents of body fluids and tissues, they are components of enzyme systems and they are involved in normal nerve function.

Potassium (233 mg), Phosphorus (133 mg) and Sodium (68 mg) are some of the minerals present in Beef.


Nutrition Facts for 100g

Daily values based in a diet 2,000 kcal

Calcium

In addition to its widely known role in bone structure, Calcium is used to help nerve function and control muscle. 12 milligrams of calcium can be found on every 100 grams of Beef, the 1% of the total daily recommended calcium intake.

12 mg

1%

daily value

Iron

All of the tissues in your body need a near constant supply of oxygen to maintain life. The hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein in your blood, which help in the delivery of oxygen. In 100 grams of Beef, you can find 1.86 milligrams of iron. It provides the hierro_porcentaje% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

1.86 mg

10%

daily value

Potassium

Along with sodium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride, potassium is an electrolyte, meaning that it helps to conduct electrical charges in the human body. In 100 grams of Beef, you can find 233 milligrams of potassium. It provides the 5% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

233 mg

5%

daily value

Magnesium

About 50% of a person’s magnesium is stored in the bone, and as such, it plays a key role in bone metabolism, even a mild ongoing magnesium deficiency can lead to a significant amount of bone loss. 100 grams of Beef contains 16 milligrams of magnesium, that’s the 4% of the daily recommended value for an adult.

16 mg

4%

daily value

Phosphorus

Inadequate intakes of phosphorus results in hypophosphataemia the symptoms of which include anorexia, anaemia, muscle weakness, bone pain, ataxia, confusion and possibly death. Phosphorus is so widespread in the food supply that dietary phosphorus deficiency is extremely rare. 100 grams of contains 133 milligrams of phosphorus, that’s the 13% of the daily recommended value for an adult.

133 mg

13%

daily value

Sodium

Low sodium in the blood can lead to what is called hyponatremia: fatigue, seizures, muscle spasms, confusion and coma. Sodium deficiency is caused by vomiting, diarrhea, drinking excessive water and excessive sweating. In 100 grams of Beef, you can find 68 milligrams of sodium. It provides the 5% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

68 mg

5%

daily value

Zinc

Immunity, reproduction, skin health, and vision are just some of the areas that can be affected by zinc deficiency. 3.63 milligrams of zinc can be found on every 100 grams of Beef, the 24% of the total daily recommended zinc intake.

3.63 mg

24%

daily value

Copper

In the food we commonly eat, there are only very small amounts of copper. As much as any dietary mineral, the amount of copper you eat is directly related to the amounts of minimally processed plant foods you get every day. In 100 grams of Beef, you can find 0.06 milligrams of copper. It provides the 3% of the daily recommended value for the average adult.

0.06 mg

3%

daily value

Manganese

Manganese is important for everyday skin health. This mineral is a required co-factor for an enzyme called prolidase, which is in turn necessary to make collagen as a structural component of skin. 100 grams of Beef contains 0.01 milligrams of manganese, that’s the 1% of the daily recommended value for an adult.

0.01 mg

1%

daily value

Selenium

Selenium-containing enzymes are involved in recycling of vitamin C from its spent form back to its active one, allowing for greater antioxidant protection. 100 grams of Beef contains 13.0 micrograms of selenium, that’s the 19% of the daily recommended value for an adult.

13.0 µg

19%

daily value