Nutrition

Low in saturated fat, high in iron, zinc B12, Ontario veal is a delicious, lean nutrient-packed protein that is an ideal complement to a healthy lifestyle.

Ontario Veal is a great source of the vitamins minerals we need to stay active, fit healthy.

  • Iron – supports metabolism plays an important role in physical mental performance.
  • Vitamin B12 – responsible for normal cell function metabolism, including the synthesis of genetic material that is important to the brain central nervous system.
  • Zinc – helps the body resist infections, is essential for normal growth development, potentially protects against bone loss in older adults.
    Protein contains the essential amino acids needed for building muscle also assists in maintaining healthy organs body tissue while boosting metabolism, slowing digestion decreasing hunger. In addition, protein is essential to keep the body’s hormones, enzymes 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 Cutlet
Pan fried†**
183 37 0 3.0 1.9 4.6 3.3
Veal Blade Steak
Braised†**
193 34 0 5.1 3.7 9.8 3.1
Veal Rib Chop
Roasted†**
188 31 0 6.3 2.3 4.8 2.6
Veal Shoulder Roast
Roasted†**
170 31 0 3.9 2.5 7.3 3.6

Source: *Canadian Nutrient File, 1997 †Nutrient Composition Ontario Quebec Grain Fed Milk Fed Veal, 2000

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 versatility. Ontario veal meets even exceeds these expectations!