Low in saturated fat, high in iron, zinc and 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, and 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


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
193 34 0 5.1 3.7 9.8 3.1
Veal Rib Chop
188 31 0 6.3 2.3 4.8 2.6
Veal Shoulder Roast
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 2020 survey, Ontarians revealed that when choosing meat or poultry for a particular meal the most important consideration is great taste and freshness. Supporting local farmers, versatility and nutritional value were also cited. Ontario veal checks off all those boxes!