A 2005 analysis indicates beef eaters are 13% more likely to meet nutrient requirements for iron than non-beef eaters. Did you know that 32% of our population are not meeting the RDA for iron and vitamin B6. 38% are not meeting the RDA for zinc and nearly 20% are not meeting the RDA for vitamin B12, protein, niacin and riboflavin? (Based on the RDA Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals).
Find your steak knives! A 3 ounce serving of lean beef (179 calories) contributes less than 10% of calories to a 2,000-calorie diet, yet it supplies more than 10% of the Daily Value for zinc,, iron, vitamins B12, B6, protein, niacin and riboflavin.
Thank you, USDA and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association for facts on this subject. The truth is that the "white meat producers" have been very good at pushing their product and Americans are looking for something to blame for their own greedy eating habits.