Beef or minced beef

Hi all
I am very new to really looking into my nutrition, I have noticed that once a meat such as steak has been minced it looses the vitamins can anyone tell me why this is different. I'm not professional just looking into mine and my husbands nutrition. I lack B12 but once steak is mince according to Cronometer it has none. Am I doing something wrong?


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    Hello @Reece101 ,

    It may be that the beef mince you entered into your diary was a brand name product that simply did not list the vitamin B12 content on the package. If you enter generic versions of your whole foods from NCCDB or USDA sources in Cronometer, you will get a much more complete nutrient profile.

    For example, the food "Hamburger or Ground Beef, 80% Lean" has a comparable vitamin B12 value to "Beef Steak, Sirloin, Visible Fat Eaten"

    If you would like to get the most micronutrient information from the foods that you enter into Cronometer, I recommend doing your food searches in the "Common Foods" tab. This narrows down your search to the foods in our database with the most nutrients listed for each food.

    Check out this blog post for more information on getting the best nutrition data from Cronometer: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/


    Karen Stark
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