Table 3

Nutrients content of 100 g beef stew analyzed against three food composition tables: Local, country specific PURE-USDA, and Zimbabwe-USDA food composition tables

Country

Energy/kcal

Protein/g

Fat/g

CHO/g

Ca/mg

P/mg

Fe/mg

K/mg

Na/mg

VitA/Req

VitC/mg

Folate/ mg


Argentina

Local

131

10

2.3

12.6

26.6

50.6

0.8

346

366

NA

16.1

NA

PURE-USDA

118

5.6

5.9

11

16.5

83

0.7

357

364

49.6

16.9

13.8

Zimbabwe-USDA

114

7.2

4.0

12.5

14.4

71.6

1.2

346

367

46

13.1

5.0

    Brazil

Local

371

7.2

29

20.4

27.7

67.4

1.9

18.4*

305.3

9.7

1.5

1.2

PURE-USDA

303

7.7

22

19.2

36.2

95.1

1.3

309

443.6

0.03

1.3

33.5

Zimbabwe-USDA

300

1.4

21.8

19.3

21.8

101.5

1.2

264.9

443.4

0.03

0.7

46.3

    Zimbabwe

Local

225

12.7

18.4

2

12.6

78.2

1.8

187

1007

37.7

4.9

9.5

PURE-USDA

161.3

18.3

8.4

2.

11.2

109

2.1

201.6

1007

4.6

2.45

7.7

UAE

USDA

167.5

11.8

10.7

5.6

12.7

75.6

1.4

210

221.2

2.2

6.17

7.5

Zimbabwe-USDA

106.3

11.7

4.02

5.4

11.2

79

1.5

219

200.3

2.8

5.05

6.5


* Potassium (K) for beans is not available on Brazil FCT this might be the major source of underestimation

Merchant and Dehghan Nutrition Journal 2006 5:2   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-2

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