Low in saturated fat, high in iron, zinc and B12, Ontario veal is a delicious, lean and nutrient-packed protein that is an ideal complement to a healthy lifestyle.
Ontario Veal is a great source of the vitamins and minerals we need to stay active, fit and healthy.
- Iron - supports metabolism and plays an important role in physical and mental performance.
- Vitamin B12 - responsible for normal cell function and metabolism, including the synthesis of genetic material that is important to the brain and central nervous system.
- Zinc – helps the body resist infections, is essential for normal growth and development, and potentially protects against bone loss in older adults.
Protein contains the essential amino acids needed for building muscle and also assists in maintaining healthy organs and body tissue while boosting metabolism, slowing digestion and decreasing hunger. In addition, protein is essential to keep the body’s hormones, enzymes and immune system functioning properly.
According to a nutrient analysis, veal exceeds other meat protein sources in terms of nutritional benefits.
Nutrition Comparison: 100 g portion cooked, lean only
|100 g portion||Calories||Protein (g)||Carbohydrate (g)||Total Fat (g)||Iron (mg)||Zinc (mg)||B12 (mcg)|
|Veal Blade Steak
|Veal Rib Chop
|Veal Shoulder Roast
Source: *Canadian Nutrient File, 1997
†Nutrient Composition Ontario and Quebec Grain Fed and Milk Fed Veal, 2000
The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Health Check™ Program is your assurance that this product meets specific nutrient criteria based on Canada’s Food Guide. These cuts of meat are lean. Choosing leaner meats is part of healthy eating. The Ontario Veal Association financially supports the Health Check™ education program. This is not an endorsement. See www.healthcheck.org.
In a 2009 survey, 92 per cent of Ontarians revealed that when choosing meat or poultry for a particular meal the most important consideration is flavour. Other qualities cited included low saturated fat content, tenderness and versatility. Ontario veal meets and even exceeds these expectations!