Ground Beef vs Ground Chuck
The meat of cattle such as cow is called beef, and is extremely popular in many parts of the world. There are handful of cultures where beef is a taboo, in all others, beef is consumed and considered to be very nutritious having health benefits. Different body parts of the cattle are named differently. Chuck is the part of the shoulder of the cattle and is used extensively in hamburgers. Ground beef is the name given to pieces and trimmings that are leftover after making all the roasts and steaks. It is actually minced beef that can come from any part of the cattle. There are many differences in ground beef and ground chuck that will be discussed in this article.
From the definition, it is clear that ground chuck is beef that comes from a particular part of the cattle (shoulder), whereas ground beef can come from any part of the animal. For those who are conscious of their fitness pay attention to the fat content of the cut they are consuming. In general, ground chuck is fattier than ground beef. As against 20% fat content in ground chuck, there is 27% fat content in ground beef. If we compare pieces of ground chuck with ground beef (similar weight), we find that ground chuck is more nutritious, though it really boils down to which part of the cattle ground beef comes from.
It is obvious that ground beef is obtained from leftovers and thus, cannot be superior in both taste and composition. It is made from leftovers when roasts and steaks have been removed from the body of the cattle. It is meat, which is less desirable and cannot sell like other parts of the cattle meat. So it is ground with the help of a mincer. Dairy cows are the biggest source of ground beef. Though the meat thus obtained is in the form of a paste, it is actually finely chopped meat and not ground, though people prefer to call it ground beef. Being a leftover, ground beef is obviously much cheaper than ground chuck.
Difference between Ground Beef and Ground Chuck
• Ground chuck is a prime part of the cattle meat as it comes from the front shoulder of the animal
• Ground beef is nothing, but leftovers that have actually been minced, and it is meat that is a paste, and can come from any part of the cattle
• The beef that does not sell, or is less desirable being leaner and tougher is made into ground beef ,while ground chuck is considered a delicacy, and thus sells at a higher rate than ground beef