Ground Beef

Ground Beef
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Ground beef, beef mince, minced meat, hamburger (in North America) is a ground meat made of beef, finely chopped by a meat grinder.

Allergy Alert:

A beef allergy is an adverse reaction by the body’s immune system to beef. This type of allergy is rare and severe reactions are even rarer. The body’s immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE – an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Food Allergy — beef is available below (Health Grades Inc., 2014).

Common Uses:

Ground beef is a staple in many dishes throughout the world, from the common hamburger and meat loaf to a variety of pasta dishes.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 lb (453.6 g)

Calories 1506
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 136 g 209%
Saturated fat 51 g 255%
Polyunsaturated fat 3.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 60 g
Trans fat 8 g
Cholesterol 354 mg 117%
Sodium 304 mg 12%
Potassium 989 mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 65 g 130%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10% Iron 41%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 65%
Vitamin B-12 156% Magnesium 16%

Source Wikipedia. (Note: This is not intended to be used, as it was copied and pasted from a Google search)

Dietary Information and Related Articles:

Here is a link to a useful site containing many ground beef recipes.